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We found 25 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Tapan Ashvin Padhya, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tapan Padhya is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep apnea, sinus problems, and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padhya accepts. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received the following distinctions: Patient Satisfaction Bronze Award, Tampa General Hospital 2H Short Stay Unit; Physician of the Year Award, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; and Ten Years of Service Award, University of South Florid. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Padhya is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Padhya welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Skull Base Disorders, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kestutis Paul Boyev, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle; 13330 Usf Laruel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kestutis Boyev is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyev include concussion, bell's palsy, and hearing loss. Dr. Boyev's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Boyev is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Boyev's distinctions include: 2nd Annual Excellence in Innovation Award, University of South Florida; U.S. News & World Report 2007 Best Hospitals List #; and Ear, Nose, and Throat Program, Tampa General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Ear Wax Removal, Cholesteatoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marion Berton Ridley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marion Ridley works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Ridley graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then Dr. Ridley performed Dr. Ridley's residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ridley's areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and torticollis. Dr. Ridley is rated highly by Dr. Ridley's patients. Dr. Ridley takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ridley include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America; and Executive and Professionals Listing, Madison Who's Who. Dr. Ridley's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Ridley is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Swallowing Problems, Hemifacial Spasm, Botox Injection, Botulinum ... (Read more)

Dr. Dominic Michael Castellano, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
306 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Castellano's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep apnea, skin issues, and laser surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Castellano average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Skin Issues, Throat ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Tampa, FL. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for her residency. Dr. Hall's areas of expertise include the following: juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hall include: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc. Dr. Hall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Brown Farrior III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 Tampa Genreal Circle; Suite 520
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Farrior's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Farrior has received a 3.0 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. Farrior accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Farrior is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Dr. Lee's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Vertigo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Herman Tabor, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Tabor is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tabor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tabor welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among Dr. Hotchkiss's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Sebastian Agliano, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Agliano is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Agliano studied medicine at Albany Medical College and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agliano accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Pamela Bishop Baines, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngic Allergy
2727 W Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 660
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Baines works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and otolaryngic allergist. On average, patients gave Dr. Baines a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Baines (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Baines's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Rene Alberto Boothby, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rene Boothby is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Boothby's average rating from his patients is 4.0 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Boothby is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Throat Problems

Dr. George Banister Blake, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
605 S Fremont Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Blake is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Blake attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea and thyroid surgery. Dr. Blake is rated highly by his patients. 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. Blake's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Throat Problems

Dr. Daniel Ashley Vincent Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4714 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Vincent is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Vincent studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Scott Andrew Powell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Powell's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Powell's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell honors. Dr. Powell graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Throat Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1715 N. Westshore Boulevard; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jason Swerdloff's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck 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. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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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.