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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana HMO near West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr. Michael Lynd Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1411 North Flagler Drive; Suite 7600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Schwartz, who practices in West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schwartz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Schwartz's patients. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing Dr. Schwartz's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Dr. Michael Alan Galin, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
927 45 Street; Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Galin is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in West Palm Beach, FL and Wellington, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Galin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Galin attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Galin is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Dr. Salvatore Louis Grimaldi, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
927 45 Street; Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Salvatore Grimaldi is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Grimaldi is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Grimaldi attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Grimaldi accepts 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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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6119 Eaton Street
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Deborah Loney is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otology and neurotology. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Loney attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Loney 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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Dr. Carolyn Joyce Agresti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1411 N Flagler Drive; Suite 9700
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Carolyn Agresti is an otolaryngologist. She is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Agresti's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Agresti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1515 N. Flagler Drive; Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Terry Olson is an otolaryngologist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Olson 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. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Dr. Curtis D Emmer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
927 45 Street; Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Emmer works as an otolaryngologist in West Palm Beach, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Emmer a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Dattolo works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Dattolo studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Lehman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lehman attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Mark R Murphy, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Murphy is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in West Palm Beach, FL. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy 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.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Zito is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Zito honors 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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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.