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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Tufts Health Plan near Plymouth, MA.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
20 Tremont Street; Building 9
Duxbury, MA
 

Dr. Amee Dharia works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dharia takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Dharia speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
20 Tremont Street; Building 9
Duxbury, MA
 

Dr. Cathy Chong is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Weymouth, MA and Duxbury, MA. Dr. Chong graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chong is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
20 Tremont Street; Building 9
Duxbury, MA
 

Dr. Monica Lee, who practices in Weymouth, MA and Duxbury, MA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with South Shore Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is open to new patients. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: Administrative chief resident. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese and French.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Nose Problems, Infections, Vertigo

Dr. Bernard Joseph Durante, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
30 Aldrin Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bernard Durante is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Durante's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Guardian, and Cigna. He has received the following distinctions: Chief of Surgery Jordan Hospital 1994-2007 and Board certified sleep medicine. Dr. Durante is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
30 Aldrin Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Anit Patel works as an otolaryngic allergist. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Beta Pi National Honor Society Award; Received Joel M. Noe Award; and Community Physician Award. Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
30 Aldrin Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Yushan Wilson's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes. Dr. Wilson graduated from New York Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. Dr. Wilson's practice is open to 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.