We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Ocala, FL.

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Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Charles Grayson sees patients in Ocala, FL and Kissimmee, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Grayson 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. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Leonik Angelo Ahumada, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Leonik Ahumada is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ahumada is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ahumada graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Bald, who practices in Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bald accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Jose Jiron's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jiron honors 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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Dr. Navinderdeep Singh Nijher, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Navinderdeep Nijher's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Ocala, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nijher studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nijher accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Henry Rogers, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. James Rogers specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Ocala, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rogers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Scott Nadenik specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Nadenik average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadenik 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 graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Schmidt specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Ocala, FL. Dr. Schmidt studied medicine at Albany Medical College. 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 Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2651 Sw 32nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Rangaswamy Asokan is a specialist in hand surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Ocala, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Asokan is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.