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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Brockton, MA.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 N. Bedford Street
East Bridgewater, MA
 

Dr. Hani Ibrahim is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Weymouth, MA, Quincy, MA, and East Bridgewater, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Ibrahim is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ibrahim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ibrahim graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received distinctions including Basic Science Research Award-June, . and Miller Scholarship, 1991-1993.. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Jagdish K Dhingra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. Jagdish Dhingra is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Plainville, MA, Brockton, MA, and Norwood, MA. Dr. Dhingra has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Dhingra trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Dhingra has received the following distinctions: Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England, .; Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, .; and Gold Meal (DLO) Delhi Univ, Delhi India, .. Dr. Dhingra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Dhingra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Norwood Hospital, and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. Seema Byahatti sees patients in Norwood, MA and Brockton, MA. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Byahatti attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Byahatti a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Fellow - American College Of Surgeons; and Fellow - American Academy Of. Dr. Byahatti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Norwood Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. H. Snyder's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Signature Healthcare. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snyder has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Teaching Staff, Tufts University Medical School; and Physician's Recognition Award, 1995-6. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. Russell Shu is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Patients rated Dr. Shu highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 2004- Current, Med Exec Committee Member Caritas; Good Samaritan Med Cntr; and 2001-Current, Asst Clinical Prof, Tufts University. Dr. Shu's professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Signature Healthcare. Dr. Shu is accepting new patients.

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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.