We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1450 near Jupiter, FL.

Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6650 West Indiantown Road; Suite 110
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt works as a hand surgeon, pediatric plastic surgeon, and head and neck plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Schnitt a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnitt accepts. Dr. Schnitt obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
210 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard; Suite 5105
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. John Li works as an otologist and neurotologist in Jupiter, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Li studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
210 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard, Building 4000; Suite 202
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Emmer is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Emmer at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Emmer attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Emmer is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
500 University Boulevard; Suite 208
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Mark Agrama's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Agrama takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4495 Military Trail, Suite 202; The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surg
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Jean-Paul Azzi is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Jupiter, FL. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Azzi honors. His professional affiliations include Strong Memorial Hospital and The Unity Hospital of Rochester.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4600 Military Trail; Suite 205
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Alperstein's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Alperstein is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alperstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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