We found 32 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Mikhail Vaysberg, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1400 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mikhail Vaysberg's specialties are facial plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Orlando, FL and Gainesville, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vaysberg is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Vaysberg speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Kavaita Malhotra Pattani, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1400 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Pattani is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery), otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Orlando, FL. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Pattani's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Pattani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Pattani is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
44 W. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Aftab Patni's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Patni attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patni takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Rafael Orlando Toro-Serra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1400 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Toro-Serra works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and otolaryngologist. Dr. Toro-Serra is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Toro-Serra attended Ponce School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toro-Serra accepts.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1507 S. Hiawassee Road; Suite 103
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Gottschall, who practices in Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gottschall obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1781 Park Center Drive; Suite 210
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Boger specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Boger average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boger honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
44 W. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Henry Ho's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ho has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1507 S Hiawassee Road; Suite 103
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. James Kosko, who practices in Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Kosko speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kosko's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His average patient rating is 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. Kosko honors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
44 W. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kiran Tipirneni's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tipirneni is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5830 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. David Rabaja is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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. Rabaja honors. Dr. Rabaja is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5830 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Michael Bibliowicz is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bibliowicz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Bibliowicz attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bibliowicz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
7251 University Boulevard; Suite 300
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. John Huhn is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Huhn has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1507 S Hiawassee Road; Suite 103
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Eric Jaryszak's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients gave Dr. Jaryszak an average rating of 3.5 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 is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
7251 University Boulevard; Suite 300
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Indranil Debnath practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Debnath's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debnath honors.

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Dr. Cheryl Smith Cotter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1507 S Hiawassee Road; Suite 103
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Cotter is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Cotter is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1717 S. Orange Avenue; Suite 100
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Kanamori practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Kanamori attended medical school at Howard University 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.