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We found 10 head and neck surgeons near Waterbury, CT.

Dr. Christopher James Loughlin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 Westwood Avenue; Suite 104
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Loughlin works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loughlin is affiliated with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Loughlin's training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Sinus Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
171 Grandview Avenue; Suite 201
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. James Williams is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery specialist. He honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Granville Medical Center.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
60 Westwood Avenue; Suite 104
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Larry Marcus is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Bristol, CT and Waterbury, CT. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Marcus completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Dr. Raymond Edward Winicki, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
171 Grandview Avenue; Suite 201
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Raymond Winicki's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Winicki is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Dr. Mahesh H Bhaya, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
21 West Main Street; 3rd Floor
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Mahesh Bhaya practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Waterbury, CT. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Bhaya is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Neil Franklin Schiff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
21 West Main Street; 3rd Floor
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Neil Schiff is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schiff studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 Westwood Avenue; Suite 104
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Martin Spinella works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Waterbury, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
21 W Main Street; One Exchange Place Bldg-3rd Floor
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Deborah Mastriani is a Waterbury, CT physician who specializes in family medicine, sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
171 Grandview Avenue; Suite 202
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Decio De Escobar works as an otolaryngic allergist. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
171 Grandview Avenue; Suite 203
Waterbury, CT
 

Dr. Victor Gotay's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gotay is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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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.