We found 24 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1451 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Tapan A Padhya, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tapan Padhya is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Padhya include sleep apnea, sinus problems, and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Padhya honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Padhya welcomes new patients. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His distinctions include: 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 is conversant in Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems

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

Dr. Marion Ridley is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Marion Ridley works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Ridley attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 the following: hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, and torticollis. Dr. Ridley is rated highly by Dr. Ridley's patients. Dr. Ridley accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ridley's distinctions 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Ridley is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Farrior works as an otolaryngologist in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Farrior at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Farrior's professional affiliations include James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), 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. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. 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 has received distinctions including 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. She is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hall's 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. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Hotchkiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Castellano include sleep apnea, skin issues, and laser surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castellano accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castellano graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Skin Issues, Throat ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Leonid Swerdloff, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1715 N. Westshore Boulevard; Suite 190
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jason Swerdloff practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Swerdloff's areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, botox injection, and eyelid retraction repair. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 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. Swerdloff takes. Dr. Swerdloff studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Vincent is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include toenail removal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vincent is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vincent graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vincent is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - South and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Toenail Removal Surgery

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

Dr. Janet Lee specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lee has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Lee 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 her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Ear Problems, Brow Lift, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pamela Baines' areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 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. Baines takes. Dr. Baines attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Dr. Baines has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Baines (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - South, 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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boothby accepts. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. George Blake is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Blake include sleep apnea and thyroid surgery. Dr. Blake has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Kyle Pierce Allen, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 610
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Allen's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Allen's professional affiliations include Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Harry Vernon Wright, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Harry Wright practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Wright attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include rosacea, dermabrasion, and radiesse. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Blake Medical Center and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Shilpa Renukuntla, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shilpa Renukuntla practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: hoarseness, lymph node problems, and thyroid nodules. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Renukuntla obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Renukuntla has received include Research Poster of Distinction Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Society, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Arthur Mirsky Award For Outstanding Biomedical Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hoarseness, Adenoma, Tonsillectomy, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Problems, Lymph Node Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Powell is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Tampa, FL. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Powell include sinusitis (sinus infection). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - South and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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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.

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