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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Dr. Loughlin attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Granville Medical Center. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Larry Marcus works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Neil Schiff sees patients in Waterbury, CT. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schiff honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Raymond Winicki is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Waterbury, CT. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Winicki studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mahesh Bhaya is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bhaya accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Martin Spinella specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Waterbury, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Spinella average 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's areas of specialization are family medicine, sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Decio De Escobar's specialty is otolaryngic allergy. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Victor Gotay works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Waterbury, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5.

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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.