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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Saint Augustine, FL.

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

Dr. Deidre Leake is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Leake accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Depasquale accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic 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 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
201 Health Park Boulevard; Suite 107
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Uma Eyyunni is a Saint Augustine, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Eyyunni is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College.

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

Dr. Arthur Taliaferro works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Dr. Taliaferro attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Bruce Witten's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Witten attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Saint Augustine, FL, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Johnson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.