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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 Cerebullum Way; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latorre include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Latorre speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Barna's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, Dr. Barna focuses on sleep apnea. Dr. Barna's average patient rating is 3.0 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. Barna accepts. Dr. Barna 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). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Steiniger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Steiniger is 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. David Charles Hood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building I, Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Hood is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. 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. Hood 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 Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
8220 Us 19 North
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jason Swerdloff is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swerdloff honors.

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

Dr. Andrew Mallon's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Mallon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mallon attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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