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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1901 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Seth Rosenberg is an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Rosenberg's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Julio Cesar Cantero, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
2881 Hyde Park Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Julio Cantero's areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Cantero average 3.5 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. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 204
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Byers' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Byers studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
2881 Hyde Park Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Leonie Van Passel is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Van Passel's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Van Passel is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
5432 Bee Ridge Rd St 150
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Marlowe sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Marlowe attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Marlowe average 4.0 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. Marlowe accepts.

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Dr. Nicholas Themis Monsul, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2068 Hawthorne Street; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Monsul works as a head and neck plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Monsul is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monsul's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. 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 attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1901 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Herbert Silverstein specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Sarasota, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silverstein is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Mark A Checcone, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1958 Prospect Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mark Checcone works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngic allergist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Checcone is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1901 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jack Wazen is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wazen takes.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5432 Bee Ridge Road; Suite #140
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Roger Shea specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shea's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1901 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Gniady is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gniady graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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.