We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Coral Springs, FL.

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

Dr. Stephen Geller works as an otolaryngologist. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Geller takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 307
Coral Springs, FL
 

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

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3100 Coral Hills Drive; Suite 307
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jon Rosenthal specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Plantation, FL and Coral Springs, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Rosenthal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Ram Madasu is a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Coral Springs, FL. He has received a 4.0 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. Madasu honors. Dr. Madasu studied medicine at 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.
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