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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Quincy, MA.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
500; Congress Street/#2-b
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Paul Konowitz sees patients in Quincy, MA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Konowitz's areas of expertise include thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montgomery Resident Teaching Award, Mass Eye and Ear. Dr. Konowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery

Dr. Edward Jeremiah Reardon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
500 Congress Street; Suite 2b
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Edward Reardon's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Reardon attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reardon honors. Dr. Reardon has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Tinnitus, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Surgical Procedures, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
825 Main Street
S Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. David Kam sees patients in Weymouth, MA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kam's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kam honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Kam is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kam completed residency programs at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Kam has received distinctions including American Academy of Gold Foil Operators.; Special Achievement Award, Operative Dentistry.; and American College of Dentist Award.. He speaks Cantonese.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
500 Congress Street; Suite 2b
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Mandana Namiranian works as a general surgeon and otolaryngologist in Quincy, MA. Her education and training includes medical school at Karolinska Institute and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Namiranian highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Namiranian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
500 Congress Street; Suite 2a
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Raffi Der-Sarkissian is a Quincy, MA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Der-Sarkissian average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Prudential (PruCare), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Der-Sarkissian trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He has received distinctions including Sub-Board Certification In Facial Plastic & Recon; Structive Surgery (board Of Surgery); and New England Otolaryngological Society First. Dr. Der-Sarkissian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and French. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Der-Sarkissian is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
825 Main Street; Second Floor
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Richard Hill is an otolaryngologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hill is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Years of Service at South Shore Hospital(2012). His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Hill 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.