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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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Newport Beach, CA and Whittier, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reinstadler honors. Dr. Reinstadler studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. Dr. Reinstadler has an open panel.

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

Dr. Amit Kochhar's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kochhar include blepharoplasty, hair transplant, and injectable fillers. Dr. Kochhar accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Medicaid, and Medicare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kochhar include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

Dr. David Chen, who practices in Whittier, CA and Montebello, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Chen attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. 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 is a Downey, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Leem attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He 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 works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Whittier, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bikhazi is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Bikhazi is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Carl Ehrlich is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehrlich is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ehrlich is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ehrlich is affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Millie Surati is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in family medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Surati honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Surati completed residency programs 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. He attended medical school 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Boyd accepts Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

Dr. Eugene Taw practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Taw speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He takes 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 medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Chu accepts 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 specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Lin is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Frederick Harcourt is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of 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.