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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Stephen Richard Geller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3000 University Drive; Suite G
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Geller is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Geller is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He 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 attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2855 N University Drive; Suite 300
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Selden is a Coral Springs, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Selden is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Selden honors 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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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 307
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Debra Jaffe is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She works in Loxahatchee, FL and Coral Springs, FL. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaffe is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Jaffe attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Jaffe speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5401 N University Drive; Suite 203a
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Brad Nitzberg specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Nitzberg is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Nitzberg is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 307
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jon Rosenthal is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rosenthal has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Rosenthal is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5511 N University Drive; Suite 101b
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ram Madasu's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Madasu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama 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.