We found 41 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. These areas are among her clinical interests: skull base surgery, acoustic neuroma, and cochlear implant. Dr. Tucci is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine and Durham VA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 practices allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Hickory, NC, Durham, NC, and Raleigh, NC. These areas are among his clinical interests: otosclerosis, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Ellison accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a cancer surgeon and otolaryngologist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Clinical interests for Dr. Esclamado include oral biopsy, thyroid cancer, and laryngology. Dr. Esclamado is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed 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. Dr. Esclamado 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, Anterior Skull Base ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sheila Ryan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ryan's clinical interests include 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. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Ryan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Park's areas of expertise include laparoscopic gastrostomy, achalasia, and pancreatectomy (pancreas removal). He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Park's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Seth Cohen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, oral biopsy, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cohen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional 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 is a Durham, NC physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Kaylie is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kaylie performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Walter Tsong Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Walter Lee's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include endoscopic sinus surgery, oral biopsy, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lee attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Lymphadenectomy, ... (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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and sinuplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. Dr. Ross is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ross graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Chief resident Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins school of medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinuplasty, Salivary Gland Tumor, Tympanostomy, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep ... (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. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Raynor's clinical interests: oral biopsy, sleep apnea, and laryngology. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Raynor accepts Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Finn is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finn is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Finn studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Jack Anderson Award for academic excellence, AAFPRS and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, CWRU school of medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Finn speaks Spanish.

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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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Puscas include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Puscas accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Witsell attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. 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, Salivary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Woodard's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hemifacial spasm, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Woodard takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Woodard trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Woodard 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and anterior skull base surgery. Dr. Jang accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Rose J Eapen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck; Dumc 3805
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Rose Eapen's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery; she sees patients in Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Chapel Hill, NC. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Clinical interests for Dr. Eapen include endoscopic sinus surgery, oral biopsy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Eapen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Eapen's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Hearing Evaluation, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, Hoarseness, ... (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.