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

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

Dr. Eugene Rivera is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Rivera is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera takes. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Edward Hillman's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Hillman is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hillman is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Andres Lopez practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL, South Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in skin cancer. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. Rolando Molina is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Molina attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. 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. Dr. Molina is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Jaime Flores, who practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Flores has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer and scar revision. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Flores honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Grobman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grobman 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. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Dougherty include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and thyroid problems. 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. Dougherty honors. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dougherty speaks Spanish. Dr. Dougherty's 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Plantation, FL and Miami, FL. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Johnson 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. He 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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Portela graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Pickard's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pickard is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chu include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Chu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, ophthalmology (eye disease), and head & neck plastic surgery. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Victoria's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Victoria attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Victoria 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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Cardenas honors. He attended medical school at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Francisco Pernas works as an otolaryngologist in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas's clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pernas 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.

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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.