We found 41 head and neck surgeons near Durham, NC.

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

Dr. Debara Tucci works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Durham, NC. She is especially interested in ear surgery. Dr. Tucci is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery

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

Dr. Ramon Esclamado works as a surgical oncologist and otolaryngologist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Esclamado attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received distinctions including 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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Dr. Matthew David Ellison, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Ellison works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Ellison's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Ellison trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received the distinction of Resident Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. J. Finn's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and radiesse. Dr. Finn honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Finn attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Finn has received professional recognition including the following: Jack Anderson Award for academic excellence, AAFPRS and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, CWRU school of medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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

Dr. Seth Cohen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more.

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

Dr. Charles Woodard specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Woodard's clinical interests include facial problems. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woodard studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems

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

Dr. Sheila Ryan's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ryan is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Ryan attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Person Memorial Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Chan Park's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Park takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Duke Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Dr. David Marcus Kaylie, MS, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Kaylie is an otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaylie's clinical interests include ear surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Kaylie is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery

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

Dr. David Jang, who practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Jang attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Skull Base Disorders, Endoscopy

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

Dr. James Ross' areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Ross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross has received professional recognition including the following: Chief resident Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins school of medicine.

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

Dr. Walter Lee is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lee attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and pediatric head and neck surgery. Patients rated Dr. Raynor highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Raynor has received include Top Doctors of North Carolina; American Top Doctors; and Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology. Her professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Witsell is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Witsell is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Skull Base Disorders, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Liana Puscas' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Puscas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Daniel James Rocke, JD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
M148 Green Zone Davidson; Building Trent Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Daniel Rocke is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Rocke accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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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.

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