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

Dr. Adam Jay Folbe MD, MS
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1135 W University Drive; Suite 440
Rochester, MI
(313) 253-0800; (248) 218-5597

Dr. Adam Folbe specializes in otolaryngic allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Folbe include skull base surgery, voice disorders, and sinus problems. Dr. Folbe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Folbe's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Folbe is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Skull Based Surgery, Voice Disorders, Allergy, Cancer, Head And Neck, Computer ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Moreland Monsell MD PHD, PhD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1135 W University Drive; Suite 440
Rochester, MI
(248) 357-4151; (313) 253-0800

Dr. Edwin Monsell is an otology and neurotology specialist. He is especially interested in cochlear implant. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monsell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Monsell's 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: Acoustic Neuroma, Baha Hearing Implant, Cholesteatoma, Chronic Ear Infections, Facial Paralysis ... (Read more)

David Lynn Falconer MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
375 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, MI
(248) 852-3636; (248) 852-8636

Dr. David Falconer works as an ophthalmologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Falconer performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Falconer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Comprehensive Ophth and Plastics/Reconstructive, ... (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.