We found 15 head and neck surgeons who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay HMO PD near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Arif Amir Alidina, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Arif Alidina's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Alidina average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alidina is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cicco-Brown is especially interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cicco-Brown attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Sinuplasty

Dr. Warren Stuart Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Warren Goldstein practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Largo, FL. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery

Dr. Ricardo Requena, MD, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Requena is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Largo, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Requena's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Requena is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Facelift, Rhinoplasty

Dr. James Stephen Barna, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Barna practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Clearwater, FL and Port Richey, FL. Dr. Barna's clinical interests encompass sleep apnea. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barna accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Barna is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Faisal Merchant, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Faisal Merchant's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Merchant is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Sleep Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Robert Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Steiniger performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Steiniger focuses on thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mallon attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mallon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Dizziness, Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Michael Morgan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1330 S. Ft. Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Morgan works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morgan's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, blepharoplasty, and facelift. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan honors. Dr. Morgan obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Facelift, Ear Problems, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. David Charles Hood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3190 North Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Hood is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Hood's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Hood takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lance Mark Cohen, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cohen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests encompass thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Cohen graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Albany Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cohen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Daniel Muller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Muller, who practices in Dunedin, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Muller attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muller honors.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Brent Miller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Miller works as an otolaryngologist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. Dr. Miller attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Michael Greene, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2515 Countryside Boulevard; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Greene specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greene takes. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Greene attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Greene's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
501 S Lincoln Avenue; Suite 26
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Margolin is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.
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