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We found 37 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Andres Bustillo Bustillo Lopez, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 706
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Andres Lopez is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include skin cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Lopez average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Eugene Albert Rivera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Rivera's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Rivera attended Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Edward Joseph Hillman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Edward Hillman is a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Hillman's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Hillman 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 HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hillman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems, Bell's Palsy

Dr. Rolando Manuel Molina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rolando Molina specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. Dr. Molina honors 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Molina is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Thyroid Problems, Tumor

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Ivan Flores I, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6705 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 510
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Flores is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Flores speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flores include breast cancer and scar revision. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Flores has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Clinical interests: Scar Revision, Breast Cancer

Dr. Lawrence Roy Grobman, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3661 S. Miami Avenue; Suite 409
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Grobman is an otologist and neurotologist in Miami, FL and Hollywood, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grobman include bell's palsy. Dr. Grobman is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Grobman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Grobman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Grobman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Bell's Palsy

Dr. Brian Edward Dougherty, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Brian Dougherty specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Dougherty is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Dougherty is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Food Allergy, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems, Allergies

Dr. Frank Gary Kronberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Frank Kronberg is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Kronberg is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Kronberg attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kronberg accepts. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Skin Cancer, Snoring, Neck Problems, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2645 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 502
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Johnson, who practices in Plantation, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Rafael Antonio Portela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; Wing #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Portela is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In addition to English, Dr. Portela speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Dr. Robert Elliott Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7000 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Pickard specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pickard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Alan Chen Hao Chu, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9275 Sw 152nd Street; Suite 212
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Alan Chu's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Chu is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Chu attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He 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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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Migraine, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Carolina Victoria, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6705 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Victoria works as a facial plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Victoria a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Gaston A De Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gaston De Cardenas' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. De Cardenas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 504e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pernas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Neck Problems, Cancer, Allergy Testing, ... (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.