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We found 40 head and neck surgeons near Durham, NC.

Dr. Debara Lyn Tucci, MS, BS, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Duke University Medical Center; Box 3805
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Debara Tucci works as an otologist and neurotologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Tucci attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tucci include skull base surgery, acoustic neuroma, and cochlear implant. Dr. Tucci accepts Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Balance Disorders, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Ellison, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Ellison's specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Hickory, NC, Durham, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Dr. Ellison's clinical interests include otosclerosis, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ellison studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Resident Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramon Mitra Esclamado, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
Duke University Medical Center; Dumc Box 3805
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Ramon Esclamado is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, laryngology, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Esclamado is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Esclamado attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Esclamado honors Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America; Best Doctors, Inc, Aiken, SC; and Cited in Honor's Edition, Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Morris Cohen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Seth Cohen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and laryngology. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Lymphadenectomy, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. David Marcus Kaylie, MS, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Kaylie is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include the following: hemifacial spasm, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaylie takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Kaylie is affiliated with Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Otosclerosis, Hearing Test, Tinnitus, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Ellen Ryan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Sheila Ryan works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Durham, NC and Roxboro, NC. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among Dr. Ryan's clinical interests: allergy skin testing, sleep apnea, and snoring. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chan Woo Park, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Chan Park's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include laparoscopic gastrostomy, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Park speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Grooms Ross, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2609 N Duke Street; Suite 801
Durham, NC
 

Dr. James Ross works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Durham, NC. Dr. Ross's clinical interests include hearing loss, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sinuplasty. He honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ross has received professional recognition including the following: Chief resident Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins school of medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Sinuplasty, Tympanostomy, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Tsong Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Walter Lee specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid cancer, and laryngology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Lymphadenectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Margolies Raynor, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
Duke University Medical Center; Box 3805 Dumc
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Eileen Raynor's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and pediatric head and neck surgery. Dr. Raynor's areas of expertise include sleep apnea, laryngology, and snoring. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Raynor graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Her distinctions include: Top Doctors of North Carolina; American Top Doctors; and Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Finn, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5821 Farrington Road; Suite 101
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. John Finn practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Finn's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Finn has received the following distinctions: Jack Anderson Award for academic excellence, AAFPRS and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, CWRU school of medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Dr. Liana Puscas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Duke South; Box 3805
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Liana Puscas is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Durham, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Puscas include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Puscas is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Puscas is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Latham Witsell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Witsell's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Witsell honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Witsell's medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Facial Paralysis, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Ryan Woodard, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Charles Woodard works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemifacial spasm, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Woodard honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Woodard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Woojin Jang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Jang practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and turbinate reduction surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Jang is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Sinuplasty, Nose Surgery, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Richard Scher's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Scher is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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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.