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

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Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8109 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latorre include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Latorre average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Latorre takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Latorre graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Brow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Barna is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Barna is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep apnea. Dr. Barna is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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 is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Barna trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. Dr. Barna has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swerdloff include chin implants, botox injection, and eyelid retraction repair. Dr. Swerdloff accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Steiniger's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Steiniger's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steiniger include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Steiniger accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. David Hood's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hood completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hood include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Hood 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 is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside 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 Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mallon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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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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