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We found 15 head and neck surgeons who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near San Mateo, CA.

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

Dr. Joseph Ta's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ta attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ta is professionally 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, who practices in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sckolnick's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sckolnick attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Ellison practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Burlingame, CA and San Mateo, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Ellison attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ellison average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ellison takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. Dr. Bock-Hughes's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and German. Dr. Bock-Hughes is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Bock-Hughes is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic 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. Dr. Moir's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moir welcomes new patients. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Devin Lonergan is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lonergan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Laane has a special interest in sinus surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Laane attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks Estonian and German. Dr. Laane's professional affiliations include 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: Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. Brad Hinrichs sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hinrichs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Helena T Yip, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Helena Yip is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Yip is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Yip is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Emily Crozier's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Crozier attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Her 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 works as an otolaryngologist in San Mateo, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Kelly is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kelly has an open panel. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Zambricki is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Zambricki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Zambricki is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. Brendan Pierce's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pierce's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Theresa Gurney specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Soquel, CA and San Mateo, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gurney attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sonia Chen is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.