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We found 3 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna HMO near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Adam Jay Folbe, MS, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
4201 St Antoine 5e Uhc
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Adam Folbe's area of specialization is otolaryngic allergy. His areas of expertise include the following: voice disorders, sinus problems, and head and neck cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Folbe's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Folbe has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
7815 E Jefferson Avenue; Suite 1-
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy and practices in Madison Heights, MI, Farmington, MI, and Warren, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schwartzenfeld honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4727 Saint Antoine; Suite 312
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Detroit, MI, Allen Park, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pinnock's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Pinnock is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Clinical interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

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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.