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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Naples, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
311 9th Street N.; #210
Naples, FL
 

Dr. John Alburger specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alburger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Alburger has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 8th Street N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Todd Lindquist is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lindquist is professionally affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center.

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Dr. David Greene, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000 Goodlette Road N; Suite 200
Naples, FL
 

Dr. David Greene specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Greene is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 8th Street N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. William Laskowski sees patients in Naples, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
848 1st Avenue N; Suite 330
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Kane's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kane a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Jay Roberts specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Naples, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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.