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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept AmeriHealth near Clifton, NJ.

Dr. John A Cece, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. John Cece sees patients in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cece's areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Cece is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems

Dr. Stephen J Abrams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
123 Highland Avenue; Suite G2
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Abrams is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Abrams graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abrams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1070 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Mattel is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mattel is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass neck surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Mattel is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery

Dr. Oliver Samir Youssef, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Clifton Avenue; Suite 203
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Oliver Youssef is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Youssef average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jan Samir Youssef, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
115 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Jan Youssef is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13 Spruce Road
N Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Atif Ghander is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Caldwell, NJ and Belleville, NJ. Dr. Ghander takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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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.