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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Orange Park, FL.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
12276 San Jose Boulevard; 516
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Knox is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Knox's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Dr. David Craig Pearson, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1835 East West Parkway; Suite 19
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. David Pearson is an Orange Park, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pearson graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearson honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
11705 San Jose Boulevard; Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Saswata Roy is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Roy graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2035 Professional Center Drive; Suite A
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. J. Ruggiero practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Orange Park, FL. Patients gave Dr. Ruggiero an average rating of 4.0 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. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2035 Professional Center Drive; Suite A
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Herrero works as an otolaryngologist in Orange Park, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1895 Kingsley Avenue; Suite 703
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. David Mosborg is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mosborg graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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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.