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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 is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Before completing Dr. Schwartz's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz's average patient rating is 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. Schwartz accepts. Dr. Schwartz has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Grimaldi performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Grimaldi is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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 West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otology and neurotology. Patients gave her 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. Loney takes. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
927 45 Street; Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Galin sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL and Wellington, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Galin's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Galin is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1411 N Flagler Drive; Suite 9700
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Carolyn Agresti practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Agresti is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Terry Olson's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Olson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Dattolo specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dattolo studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
927 45 Street; Suite 101
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Emmer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Emmer is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Emmer takes 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 Otolaryngology
1515 N Flagler Drive; Suite 600
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Lehman works as an otolaryngologist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Lehman 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 is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joseph Zito's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Zito is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.