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

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

Dr. Leonik Ahumada's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahumada a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Jiron average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Ocala, FL. Dr. Nijher's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nijher is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 sees patients in Ocala, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rogers include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rogers graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rogers average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogers accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nadenik is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 sees patients in Ocala, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at 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 takes.

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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.