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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's area of specialization is otolaryngic allergy. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grayson is an in-network provider for 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. Christopher E Bald, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Bald's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bald trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahumada include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahumada a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Jose Jiron works as an otolaryngologist. Patients rated Dr. Jiron highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in Ocala, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nijher include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nijher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Boston University 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 Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Scott Nadenik practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nadenik attended medical school at 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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Albany 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. Schmidt honors.

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

Dr. James Rogers works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Ocala, FL. Dr. Rogers attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rogers include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rogers 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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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2651 Sw 32nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Rangaswamy Asokan practices hand surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Ocala, FL. Dr. Asokan's average patient rating 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.