We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
39 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Phillip Andrews works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Andrews is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
12431 Brantley Commons Court; Suite 102
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gottschalk's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Gottschalk attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts 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 Otolaryngology
4571 Colonial Boulevard; Suite 210
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Anfuso's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He 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 Otolaryngology
13691 Metro Parkway; Suite 420
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Harold Kushner sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kushner 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 attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
39 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lane is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lane 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
39 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Veingsouk Phommachanh's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Phommachanh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School 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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