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We found 12 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Timothy Michael Dunlevy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6827 1st Avenue South; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Dunlevy is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dunlevy's clinical interests include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunlevy's training includes a residency program at Naval Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Nose Problems, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Sue Jaquish, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
6827 1st Avenue South; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Jaquish sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Jaquish's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include hearing aids, immunotherapy, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Jaquish average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaquish has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Immunotherapy, Allergy Skin Testing, Sleep Apnea, Mouth Problems, Hearing Aids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisa Margo Lynskey, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6827 1st Avenue South; Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Elisa Lynskey is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Lynskey's clinical interests encompass sinusitis (sinus infection) and allergies. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Lynskey an average rating of 3.5 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. Lynskey takes.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Allergies, Throat Problems, Voice Disorders

Dr. Rose Stavinoha Trowbridge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
601 5th Street S; Suite 700
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rose Trowbridge is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Trowbridge is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Dr. Kathleen Mary Wasylik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
601 5th Street S; Suite 700
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kathleen Wasylik's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Wasylik 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. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Wade Russell Cressman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wade Cressman works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery and laser surgery. Patients rated Dr. Cressman highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cressman graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cressman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Cressman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laser Surgery

Dr. Glen R Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Glen Goldfarb's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Goldfarb completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Thomas Martin Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Andrews is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, endoscopic sinus surgery, and head surgery. Dr. Andrews has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Gilroy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3b
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Gilroy's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Dr. Gilroy performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Gilroy speaks Romanian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Trina Elena Espinola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 385
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Trina Espinola works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Espinola include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Espinola attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stephen Morrow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 304
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Morrow is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Morrow attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing aids, biopsy, and skin issues. Dr. Morrow has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Morrow is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Hearing Aids, Skin Issues, Endoscopy, Vertigo, Botox Injection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1033 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street N; Suite 108
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Simonsen's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Simonsen is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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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.