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

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

Dr. Edward Reardon is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Reardon focuses on salivary gland problems. Dr. Reardon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Konowitz practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Quincy, MA. Patients gave Dr. Konowitz an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Konowitz honors. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Konowitz attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montgomery Resident Teaching Award, Mass Eye and Ear.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
825 Main Street
S Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. David Kam is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kam include: American Academy of Gold Foil Operators.; Special Achievement Award, Operative Dentistry.; and American College of Dentist Award.. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kam's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Namiranian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Karolinska Institute and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Namiranian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Persian.

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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). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Der-Sarkissian graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Der-Sarkissian's distinctions include: Sub-Board Certification In Facial Plastic & Recon; Structive Surgery (board Of Surgery); and New England Otolaryngological Society First. Dr. Der-Sarkissian (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Hill, who practices in Weymouth, MA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Hill is rated highly by his patients. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill honors. Dr. Hill has received the distinction of Years of Service at South Shore Hospital(2012). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.