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We found 30 head and neck surgeons near Wethersfield, CT.

Dr. Charles Leonard Castiglione, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Charles Castiglione, who practices in Farmington, CT and Hartford, CT, is a medical specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Hartford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Castiglione include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Castiglione's distinctions include: CCMC Physician of the Year and Hartford Healthcare Heroes Finalist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Castiglione is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Seth Brown specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glastonbury, CT and Farmington, CT. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include endoscopic skull base surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Brown has received the following distinctions: Hartford "Top Doctor" 2014; Hartford Magazine; Connecticut "Top Doctor" 2014; Connecticut Magazine; and Hartford "Top Doctor" 2013; Hartford Magazine. His professional affiliations include John Dempsey Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Nasal Polyps, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Nose Problems, Sinusitis

Dr. Alex Charles Cech, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
85 Seymour Street; Suite 415
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Alex Cech specializes in head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Cech speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cech accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more.

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

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

Dr. Belachew Tessema is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Manchester, CT and Farmington, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Tessema is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Tessema accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tessema has received include Gerald Leonard M.D. Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching/Advocacy; UConn School of Medicine; J. Swift Hanley Award for Excellence in Resident Research; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; and New York Metropolitan Resident Research Symposium; New York Metropolitan. His professional affiliations include John Dempsey Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Glastonbury, CT and South Windsor, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Sawyer average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sawyer accepts. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Sawyer attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. 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. Benjamin John Wycherly, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
320 Western Boulevard; Suite 102
Glastonbury, CT
 

Dr. Benjamin Wycherly's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wycherly graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Chronic Illness, Vertigo

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
506 Cromwell Avenue
Rocky Hill, CT
 

Dr. Kimberley Rutherford is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Rutherford is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rutherford honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rutherford trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Rutherford speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Marc Eisen practices otology and neurotology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eisen at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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

Dr. Todd Zachs' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep apnea, snoring, and laser treatment. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zachs accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. James Batti is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Danbury, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Ridgefield, CT. 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's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. In addition to English, Dr. Batti speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Kavanagh practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Hartford, CT. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Kavanagh has a closed panel. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Scott Schoem's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Schoem is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include laryngology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Schoem's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Craniofacial Disorders

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

Dr. Carl Moeller specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Moeller studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Grindle practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Grindle performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Dr. Clinton Akira Kuwada, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
988 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT
 

Dr. Clinton Kuwada's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuwada takes. Dr. Kuwada studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nose Problems, Skull Base ... (Read more)

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's specialties are head and neck surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Piorkowski's clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Piorkowski average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

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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.