We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Soquel, CA.

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Dr. Ryan Lee Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Soquel, CA. Dr. Kau's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kau has an open panel.

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

Dr. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Krause's clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krause attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Douglas G Hetzler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Hetzler specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. Dr. Hetzler's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hetzler is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Theresa Gurney is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Gurney is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Gurney attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; 230
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Spilman works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and otolaryngic allergist in Santa Cruz, CA and Freedom, CA. Dr. Spilman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spilman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 230
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marc Seftel's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Seftel's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. Dr. Seftel speaks French. He is affiliated with Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz.

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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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