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We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Delray Beach, FL.

Dr. Nathan Edward Nachlas, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 170
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Nachlas, who practices in Boca Raton, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nachlas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Dr. Todd Irwin Parnes, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
13660 South Jog Road; Suite 3
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Todd Parnes works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Parnes is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jacob D Steiger, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Linton Boulevard; Suite 200
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Steiger specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Steiger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steiger has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Dr. David Jeffrey Kay, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10150hagen Ranch Road, Entrance; Suite 100
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Kay is a Boynton Beach, FL physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Kay average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1800 W Wool Bright Road; Suite 201
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marcus Mayer specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Mayer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mayer 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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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5210 Linton Boulevard; Suite 307
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ross Clark is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Clark takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Alfredo Samuel Archilla, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10150 Hagan Ranch Road, Entrance B; Suite 100
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Archilla's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Archilla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
16244 Military Trail; Suite 710
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ravinder Randhawa is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Randhawa average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Randhawa accepts 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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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.