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We found 27 head and neck surgeons near Wethersfield, CT.

Dr. Alex Charles Cech, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
330 Western Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Alex Cech specializes in head & neck plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cech honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Facial Problems, Facial Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin John Wycherly, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
320 Western Boulevard; Suite 102
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Benjamin Wycherly is an otologist and neurotologist in Glastonbury, CT, Farmington, CT, and Manchester, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wycherly attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Chronic Illness, Vertigo

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Kavanagh's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She honors Medicare insurance. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kavanagh is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Seth Michael Brown, MD, MBA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
320 Western Boulevard; Suite 101
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Seth Brown is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Glastonbury, CT and Farmington, CT. Dr. Brown is especially interested in endoscopic skull base surgery. He is affiliated with UConn Health and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Scott Schoem works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Schoem's residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. His clinical interests include laryngology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schoem is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schoem accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Craniofacial Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Grindle's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Sawyer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Hebron Avenue; Suite 210
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sawyer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd A Zachs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
893 Main Street; Suite 103
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Todd Zachs is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zachs's areas of expertise include sleep apnea, snoring, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zachs accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Sleep Problems

Dr. James Scott Batti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. James Batti, who practices in Danbury, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Ridgefield, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Batti attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Batti is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Dr. Belachew Tessema, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
515 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT
 

Dr. Belachew Tessema sees patients in Manchester, CT and Farmington, CT. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Tessema is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tessema has a special interest in endoscopic skull base surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UConn Health and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Tessema's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Marc D Eisen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
988 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT
 

Dr. Marc Eisen's specialty is otology and neurotology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Eisen attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Stapedectomy, Facial Paralysis, Throat ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Nicole Murray is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Hartford, CT. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Disorders

Dr. Robert Joseph Piorkowski, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1025 Silas Deane Highway; Suite 700
Wethersfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Piorkowski practices head and neck surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Piorkowski's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Piorkowski include breast surgery. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Piorkowski is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Neck Problems, Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Santos Smith, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
330 Western Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Steven Smith is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Body Contouring, Facial Surgery, Congenital Hand Disorders, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl William Moeller II, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
988 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT
 

Dr. Carl Moeller's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Moeller takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
506 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT
 

Dr. Kimberley Rutherford's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rutherford's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Rutherford is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.