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 works as an otolaryngologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Alidina has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alidina trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Alidina 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 is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Cicco-Brown is 2.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Cicco-Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cicco-Brown graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cicco-Brown trained 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.

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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, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldstein accepts 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: 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 a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Requena's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He takes 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: Facelift, Rhinoplasty

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

Dr. James Barna specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Clearwater, FL and Port Richey, FL. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea. Patients gave Dr. Barna an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Barna's professional affiliations include 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Trinity, FL and Clearwater, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Merchant completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Port Richey, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Steiniger's clinical interests include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Steiniger attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Steiniger's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Port Richey, FL and Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mallon is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Morgan a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morgan include thyroid problems, blepharoplasty, and facelift. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hood attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hood include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Hood honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Lance Cohen practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Clearwater, FL. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohen include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Christopher Muller's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Muller studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He takes 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. Mitchell Brent Miller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1330 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Miller's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Miller attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Greene is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Greene trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolin takes. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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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.