We found 29 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold HMO near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Tapan A Padhya, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tapan Padhya, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Padhya speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, sinus problems, and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Padhya has received the following distinctions: Patient Satisfaction Bronze Award, Tampa General Hospital 2H Short Stay Unit; Physician of the Year Award, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; and Ten Years of Service Award, University of South Florid. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Marion Berton Ridley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marion Ridley specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Ridley's patients gave Dr. Ridley an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ridley's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and torticollis. Dr. Ridley's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Ridley honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ridley's office for an appointment. Dr. Ridley is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ridley's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ridley has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America; and Executive and Professionals Listing, Madison Who's Who.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Swallowing Problems, Hemifacial Spasm, Botox Injection, Botulinum ... (Read more)

Dr. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She 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 Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Ear Problems, Brow Lift, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Brown Farrior III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2727 W. M.l.k. Jr. Boulevard; Suite #520
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Farrior is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Farrior is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Farrior's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Dominic M Castellano, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Castellano is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, skin issues, and laser surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Castellano is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Skin Issues, Throat ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hall graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Hall's distinctions include: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc. She is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Bruce Kampsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2835 W De Leon Street; Suite 202
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Kampsen is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kampsen is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Snoring, Nose Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Jason Leonid Swerdloff, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1715 N. Westshore Boulevard; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jason Swerdloff's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include chin implants, botox injection, and eyelid retraction repair. Dr. Swerdloff takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Danner, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 610
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Danner's specialty is otology and neurotology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Danner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Danner attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Danner is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Dean George Davis, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4714 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dean Davis works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Dr. Davis is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Davis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include facial problems, radiesse, and restylane. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. Dr. Davis has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Bayfront Health Brooksville, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss works as a pediatric otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Hotchkiss an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hotchkiss has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Loren Jay Bartels, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 610
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Loren Bartels is an otology and neurotology specialist. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Bartels's average patient rating is 4.0 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 has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Bartels's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. William Anthony Alonso, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 404
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Alonso is an ear, nose and throat specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, Dr. Alonso focuses on thyroid problems. Dr. Alonso honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alonso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Alonso is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems

Dr. Dennis Sebastian Agliano, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Agliano is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Agliano's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Agliano's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Daniel A Vincent Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4714 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Vincent specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include toenail removal surgery. Dr. Vincent's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vincent has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Vincent speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Toenail Removal Surgery

Dr. Pamela B Baines, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngic Allergy
2727 W Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 660
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Baines specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baines accepts. Dr. Baines graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Baines (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Baines's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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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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