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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare HMO near Ocala, FL.

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). Dr. Bald honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Ocala, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ahumada honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of 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. Jose Jiron, who practices in Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jiron 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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Dr. Navinderdeep Singh Nijher, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Navinderdeep Nijher is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Nijher's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nijher 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nadenik accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Christopher Schmidt's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schmidt 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 accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Rogers's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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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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.