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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 medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In his practice, Dr. Gurudutt focuses on thyroid surgery. Dr. Gurudutt's professional affiliations include WellStar, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital. He accepts Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gurudutt has an open panel. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gurudutt (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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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 Smullen works as an otologist and neurotologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, North Fulton Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

Dr. Raymond Schettino is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schettino honors. 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. 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 Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. His areas of expertise include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and eyelid surgery. Dr. Majmundar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Majmundar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His professional 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. Andrew Diamond, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 320
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Diamond specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Diamond's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include WellStar and North Fulton Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Diamond speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Bryant Conger works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is in-network 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. Roy S Schottenfeld, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Roy Schottenfeld works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave Dr. Schottenfeld an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and North Fulton Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, CorVel, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Schottenfeld attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Sivasanker Bakthavachalam is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Bakthavachalam is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology in Decatur, GA, Marietta, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harmon takes. Dr. Harmon attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Sunny Singh Khichi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 Sanders Road
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Sunny Khichi, who practices in Roswell, GA and Cumming, GA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Khichi takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoffman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoffman 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Alvarez an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sanjay Athavale works as an otolaryngologist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Athavale is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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.