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We found 18 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Hialeah, FL.

Dr. Eugene Albert Rivera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Rivera is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Rivera is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera takes. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Dr. Edward Joseph Hillman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Edward Hillman's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Hillman is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hillman is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems, Bell's Palsy

Dr. Rolando Manuel Molina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Molina is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Molina attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. 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. Molina is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Thyroid Problems, Tumor

Dr. Brian Edward Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Brian Dougherty specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Dougherty include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and thyroid problems. 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. Dougherty honors. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dougherty speaks Spanish. Dr. Dougherty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Food Allergy, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems, Allergies

Dr. Frank Gary Kronberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Frank Kronberg is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Kronberg is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Kronberg attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. 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. Kronberg accepts. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Skin Cancer, Snoring, Neck Problems, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
15955 Nw 96 Street; #303
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas works as an otolaryngologist in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas's clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pernas is in-network 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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Dr. William Joseph Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. William Brown specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Dr. Agustin Javier Arrieta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Agustin Arrieta's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Arrieta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Arrieta has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Anish Yogesh Parekh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
15955 Nw 96 Street; #303
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anish Parekh is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Parekh attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and snoring. Dr. Parekh accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring

Dr. Steven Mark Fletcher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Steven Fletcher is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Fletcher's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fletcher 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Abraham Jaguan, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
8181 Nw 154th Street; Suite 200
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Abraham Jaguan is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Jaguan has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jaguan graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Julio Dionisio Torres-Navedo, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 105
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Julio Torres-Navedo specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Hialeah, FL. Dr. Torres-Navedo's areas of expertise include thyroid problems and allergy testing. Patient ratings for Dr. Torres-Navedo average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Torres-Navedo attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Felipe J Martinez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8181 Nw 154th Street; Suite 200
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Martinez's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Snoring, Neck Problems, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
14750 Nw 77 Court; 200
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maliner's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Maliner accepts 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 Albany Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Maliner is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Adam Seth Weisstuch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8181 Nw 154 Street; Suite 200
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Adam Weisstuch is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Weisstuch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Andrew Michael Rivera, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rivera specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. Dr. Rivera accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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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.