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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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Ryan's clinical interests: 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency.

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

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

Dr. Dylan Chan's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Chan speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA

Dr. Lisa Orloff is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orloff takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Orloff attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Orloff is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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

Dr. Robert Jackler's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patients gave Dr. Jackler an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Nguyen Pham sees patients in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Pham takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His distinctions include: UC Davis Temporal Bone Surgery Award; Phi Beta Kappa Honors; and UC Irvine Faculty Teaching Award. He is affiliated with 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)

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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.