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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 area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In his practice, Dr. Gurudutt focuses on thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gurudutt (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gurudutt's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery

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

Dr. Raymond Schettino is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Schettino graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Schettino is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and more. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jennifer Smullen is an otologist and neurotologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Smullen completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, North Fulton Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Alpharetta, GA, Roswell, GA, and Cumming, GA. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Majmundar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and eyelid surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Majmundar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Roy S Schottenfeld, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Roy Schottenfeld is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Roswell, GA and Cumming, GA. Dr. Schottenfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schottenfeld is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS). He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Bryant Conger is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Roswell, GA and Cumming, GA. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Conger's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital.

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

Dr. Andrew Diamond is an otolaryngologist in Roswell, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Diamond's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar and North Fulton Hospital.

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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 otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bakthavachalam honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 pediatric otolaryngologist and otologist and neurotologist in Decatur, GA, Marietta, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Harmon is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Sunny Khichi's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Khichi is affiliated with WellStar, North Fulton Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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

Dr. Joel Hoffman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Cumming, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoffman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoffman is professionally 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is 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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Athavale is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He honors 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.