We found 14 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near San Mateo, CA.

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Dr. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ta works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Ta takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua S Sckolnick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sckolnick obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Sckolnick has an open panel.

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Dr. Jennifer F Bock-Hughes, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Bock-Hughes' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bock-Hughes's areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bock-Hughes's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. David Ernest Ellison, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 806
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. David Ellison's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ellison is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ellison has an open panel.

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Dr. Devin Murphy Lonergan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Devin Lonergan works as an otolaryngologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lonergan graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Lonergan completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Laane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Christina Laane's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Laane's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Laane include sinus surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks the following languages: Estonian and German. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Melinda S Moir, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Moir is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients rated Dr. Moir highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Moir attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Moir speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Brad A Hinrichs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Brad Hinrichs is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Hinrichs's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Hinrichs is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Emily E Crozier, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drie; 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Emily Crozier is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Crozier accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Crozier's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 301
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Kelly is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Brendan Pierce is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierce takes. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Pierce trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pierce is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Zambricki, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 3
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Zambricki, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Zambricki performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Theresa Gurney, who practices in Soquel, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gurney's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Sonia H Chen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Chen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). She has an open panel.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.
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