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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients rated Dr. Cece highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Cece (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cece's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Wayne, NJ and Glen Ridge, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrams average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Abrams is affiliated with 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include neck surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mattel honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Mattel attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 in Clifton, NJ, Nutley, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Dr. Youssef graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Youssef takes. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jan Youssef sees patients in Nutley, NJ and Newark, NJ. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Youssef is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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). Dr. Ghander is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.