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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Fort Myers, FL.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
39 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Phillip Andrews' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Andrews is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Andrews has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4571 Colonial Boulevard; Suite 210
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Anfuso's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Anfuso graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He honors 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 Pediatric Otolaryngology
12431 Brantley Commons Court; Suite 102
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gottschalk is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Gottschalk graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 Otolaryngology
39 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Richard Lane is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lane studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
39 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Veingsouk Phommachanh is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phommachanh honors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13691 Metro Parkway; Suite 420
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Harold Kushner's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kushner is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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.