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 sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Knox has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating 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. He studied medicine 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 sees patients in Orange Park, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Pearson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pearson is an in-network provider for 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 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Saswata Roy's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Roy attended medical school at 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). On average, patients gave Dr. Ruggiero a rating of 4.0 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. Ruggiero accepts. He is a graduate of 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 physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mosborg attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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

Dr. Nicholas Herrero's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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 graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.