We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1483 near Saint Augustine, FL.

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Dr. Deirdre Smith Leake, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1750 Tree Boulevard; Suite 10
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Deidre Leake practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leake accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Kalpana S De Pasquale, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 Plantation Island Drive S; Ste 401a; Street
Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Kalpana Depasquale is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Augustine, FL and Saint Augustine, FL. Her clinical interests include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and birthmark removal. Dr. Depasquale is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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. Dr. Depasquale graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Facelift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Revision Rhinoplasty, Neck Problems, Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3 San Bartola Drive
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Taliaferro, who practices in Saint Augustine, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taliaferro graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3 San Bartola Drive
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller practices otology and neurotology in Saint Augustine, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Health Park Boulevard; Suite 323
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Witten sees patients in Saint Augustine, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Witten accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1301 Plantation Island Drive S; Suite 101
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Johnson works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Saint Augustine, FL. Dr. Johnson 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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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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