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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna HMO near Detroit, MI.

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

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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

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

Dr. Adam Folbe's medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. His clinical interests include voice disorders, sinus problems, and head and neck cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Folbe performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Folbe has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lascelles Pinnock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4727 Saint Antoine; Suite 312
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinnock include esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pinnock's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pinnock honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Edwin Moreland Monsell, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4160 John R; Suite 512
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Edwin Monsell, who practices in Dearborn, MI, Southfield, MI, and Rochester, MI, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Monsell is especially interested in cochlear implant. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Monsell attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Monsell has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Laser Treatment, Hearing Loss, Stapes Surgery, ... (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.