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We found 37 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in skin cancer. Patients gave Dr. Lopez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Rivera attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Hillman's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hillman attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Molina is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is in-network for 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, Snoring, Thyroid Problems, Tumor

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

Dr. Randy Miller's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coconut Grove, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Miller graduated from 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Flores focuses on breast cancer and scar revision. Dr. Flores's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Flores takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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 a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grobman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grobman include bell's palsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Grobman completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Grobman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dougherty trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Dougherty average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dougherty takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Kronberg graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Kronberg takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Kronberg is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kronberg is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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

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). Patients gave Dr. Portela an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

Dr. Robert Pickard is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Pickard attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. 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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Dr. Alan Chen Hao Chu, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9275 Sw 152nd Street; Suite 212
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Alan Chu's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chu graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Curtis Johnson works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Plantation, FL and Miami, FL. His professional affiliations include Westside Regional Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Johnson is rated highly 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. Johnson takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery, ophthalmology (eye disease), and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Miami, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Victoria attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Victoria's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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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 professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. De Cardenas 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. Dr. Pernas's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pernas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas is affiliated with 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.