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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 is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Tucci is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tucci include skull base surgery, acoustic neuroma, and cochlear implant. Dr. Tucci is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Hickory, NC, Durham, NC, and Raleigh, NC. His medical specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include otosclerosis, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Ellison takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Ellison completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Resident Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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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's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, laryngology, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Esclamado is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Esclamado trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Esclamado 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. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Lymphadenectomy, Hoarseness, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: allergy skin testing, sleep apnea, and snoring. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryan is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Ryan's professional affiliations include 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. Seth Morris Cohen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Seth Cohen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and laryngology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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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 practices otology and neurotology in Durham, NC. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaylie include hemifacial spasm, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Kaylie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Kaylie takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Kaylie attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Chan Park is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Park's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic gastrostomy, achalasia, and pancreatectomy (pancreas removal). He takes Medicare insurance. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Park is conversant in 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 sees patients in Durham, NC. His medical specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include hearing loss, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sinuplasty. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Chief resident Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins school of medicine.

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

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

Dr. Walter Lee is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid cancer, and laryngology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Lee performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with 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 is an otolaryngologist and pediatric head and neck surgeon in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her clinical interests include sleep apnea, laryngology, and snoring. Dr. Raynor is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for her residency. Dr. Raynor's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raynor include: Top Doctors of North Carolina; American Top Doctors; and Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology.

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

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

Dr. Liana Puscas specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Durham, NC. Dr. Puscas's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and minimally invasive procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Puscas honors 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Witsell attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Facial Paralysis, Hoarseness, ... (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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Finn completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Finn has received the following distinctions: Jack Anderson Award for academic excellence, AAFPRS and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, CWRU school of medicine.

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

Dr. Charles Woodard's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Woodard takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with 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). He is conversant in Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Jang include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and anterior skull base surgery. Dr. Jang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Jang accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 sees patients in Durham, NC. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Scher obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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.