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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cece has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Cece has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors. He is 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. Dr. Abrams obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrams is an in-network provider for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mattel's areas of expertise include neck surgery. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mattel takes. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Mattel has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery

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

Dr. Jan Youssef works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Youssef takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Youssef attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Youssef is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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

Dr. Oliver Youssef is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Youssef is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Youssef trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13 Spruce Road
N Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Atif Ghander's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghander 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.