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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Jupiter, FL.

Dr. Mark Tarek Agrama, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
500 University Boulevard; Suite 208
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Mark Agrama practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Jupiter, FL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Agrama graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Alperstein works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Alperstein 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. He takes 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 Otology and Neurotology
210 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard; Suite 5105
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. John Li, who practices in Jupiter, FL, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Li studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Jupiter, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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 attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Azzi is professionally affiliated with Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester and The Unity Hospital of Rochester.

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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.