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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Beaumont Employee Health Plan near Rochester, MI.

Dr. Adam Jay Folbe, MS, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1135 W University Drive; Suite 440
Rochester, 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. Michael Adelard Carron, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1135 W University Drive; Suite 440
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Michael Carron sees patients in Rochester, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Detroit, MI. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Carron's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Carron honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Clinical interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Implant Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahdi Abdelatif Shkoukani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1135 W University Drive; Suite 440
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Mahdi Shkoukani is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). Dr. Shkoukani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Scar Revision, Skull Base Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1135 West University Drive; Suite 440
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. John Jacobs, who practices in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Rochester, MI, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacobs include thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and laser treatment. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Jacobs has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Hearing Aids, ... (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.