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We found 13 head and neck surgeons near Cumming, GA.

Dr. Vivek Venkatesh Gurudutt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 3900
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Vivek Gurudutt's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gurudutt is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gurudutt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include WellStar, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Gurudutt is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery

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Dr. Jennifer L Smullen, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 320
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Jennifer Tirino specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Roswell, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Tirino has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Raymond Louis Schettine, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Raymond Schettino specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schettino has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schettino has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Dr. Kshitij Vipin Majmundar, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 320
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Kshitij Majmundar is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Alpharetta, GA, Roswell, GA, and Cumming, GA. His clinical interests include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and eyelid surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Majmundar graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Majmundar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Hylaform, Nose Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Diamond, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 320
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Diamond specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Diamond accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Diamond speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Roy S Schottenfeld, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Roy Schottenfeld sees patients in Roswell, GA and Cumming, GA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schottenfeld attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Dr. Bryant Thomas Conger Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Bryant Conger's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Conger graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Dr. Sivasanker Bakthavachalam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
410 Peachtree Parkway; Suite 300
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Sivasanker Bakthavachalam is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Atlanta, GA, Duluth, GA, and Cumming, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakthavachalam takes. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Paula Janelle Harmon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
410 Peachtree Parkway; Suite 300
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Paula Harmon is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. She is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Harmon is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Sunny Khichi is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Roswell, GA and Cumming, GA. Dr. Khichi is professionally affiliated with WellStar, North Fulton Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 240
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Joel Hoffman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Cumming, GA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hoffman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1100 Northside Drive; Suite 490
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Alvarez is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Alvarez's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 240
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Sanjay Athavale works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Cumming, GA. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Athavale is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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.