We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1846 Cerebellum Way; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Latorre is affiliated with the University Community Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Community Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Latorre completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Leonid Swerdloff, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
8220 Us 19 North
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jason Swerdloff specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swerdloff include chin implants, botox injection, and eyelid retraction repair. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. James Stephen Barna, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us; 19 Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Barna works as an otolaryngologist in Clearwater, FL and Port Richey, FL. He is especially interested in sleep apnea. Patients gave Dr. Barna an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Barna has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Joseph Robert Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Steiniger attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Steiniger average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11031 Us Hwy 19; Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Mallon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mallon attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mallon is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Dizziness, Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Charles Hood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building I, Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Hood, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Hood graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. 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.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (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.
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