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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept MyBlue 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 is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schwartz's patients gave Dr. Schwartz an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schwartz 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. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Schwartz performed Dr. Schwartz's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 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 sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL and Wellington, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Galin is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Galin is 5.0 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. Galin takes.

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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). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grimaldi 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 attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. He 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 Dr. Loney an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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). Patient ratings for Dr. Olson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Olson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Emmer is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Emmer is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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 in West Palm Beach, FL. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Agresti obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She is 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Dattolo is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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 attended medical school at St. Louis University School 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Lehman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lehman is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joseph Zito practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. He graduated from Tulane University 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.