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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL, South Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Lopez has indicated that his clinical interests include skin cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lopez has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He 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. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Flores attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer and scar revision. Patient ratings for Dr. Flores average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Flores accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Scar Revision, Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Eugene Rivera is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rivera obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

Dr. Curtis Johnson is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Portela is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. Dr. Hillman has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hillman 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, 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. 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. Dr. Molina 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Molina's 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. 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). Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 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. Pickard honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Miami, FL and Palmetto Bay, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Chu is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He 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). Dr. Chu is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specialist in facial plastic surgery, ophthalmology (eye disease), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Victoria is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Victoria trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is a pediatric otolaryngologist. He graduated from Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. De Cardenas is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Lawrence Grobman specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Miami, FL and Hollywood, FL. Dr. Grobman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bell's palsy. Dr. Grobman's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Grobman attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average 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. Grobman accepts. 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) and practices in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dougherty include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and thyroid problems. He accepts 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 and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and sleep medicine. He works in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Kronberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kronberg's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and snoring. 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 is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kronberg's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Kronberg speaks Spanish. He 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. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 504e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas is an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Pernas speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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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.