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We found 13 head and neck surgeons near Whittier, CA.

Dr. David Ruppert Reinstadler, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Reinstadler's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Newport Beach, CA and Whittier, CA. Patients rated Dr. Reinstadler highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Reinstadler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Amit Kochhar, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Amit Kochhar is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kochhar's clinical interests include blepharoplasty, hair transplant, and injectable fillers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health and Keck Hospital of USC. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kochhar has received professional recognition including the following: G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, MD Resident Research Award, Triological Society Southern Section; Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, 2006-2007; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Dr. David Kuan-Hung Chen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Chen sees patients in Whittier, CA and Montebello, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9449 Imperial Highway; Suite 128
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Ted Leem specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Downey, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Leem is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
14350 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 305
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Henry Bikhazi practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Whittier, CA. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bikhazi takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bikhazi speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Carl Ehrlich is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ehrlich has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Otolaryngology
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Millie Surati's specialties are family medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She practices in Whittier, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Surati graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Paul Jacobsen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Whittier, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Jacobsen has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
12462 Putnam Street; Suite 500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Boyd specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Long Beach, CA and Whittier, CA. He is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 E Beverly Bl; #203
Montebello, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Taw, who practices in Montebello, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Taw speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Health Net HMO insurance.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9449 Imperial Highway; Suite 128
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Chu's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9449 E Imperial Highway; Head & Neck Surgery Department
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Lin's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lin honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
7921 Painter Avenue; Suite 2
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Harcourt is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Harcourt studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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.