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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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Alburger average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alburger takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center. Dr. Lindquist is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lindquist is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. David Greene's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greene is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greene's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 8th Street N
Naples, FL
 

Dr. William Laskowski's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laskowski takes.

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

Dr. Patrick Kane is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Naples, FL. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. The average patient rating for Dr. Kane is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Jay Roberts practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Naples, FL. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts honors.

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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.