We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Anthem EPO near Stanford, CA.

Dr. William Russell Ryan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
801 Welch Road
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. William Ryan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include the following: salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and hyperparathyroidism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Ryan attended Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Throat Problems, HPV, Salivary ... (Read more)

Dr. Dylan Kar-Shuen Chan, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
801 Welch Road
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Dylan Chan works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Endoscopic Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Ear Problems

Dr. Nguyen Si Pham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
300 Pasteur Drive
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Pham is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Pham has received professional recognition including the following: UC Davis Temporal Bone Surgery Award; Phi Beta Kappa Honors; and UC Irvine Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Pham's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Tumor, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Tonsillectomy, Voice Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Orloff, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Stanford, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Orloff speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Orloff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Orloff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert Keith Jackler, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
801 Welch Road; Mc 5739
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Robert Jackler specializes in otology and neurotology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Jackler attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Jackler's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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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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