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

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

Dr. John Cece works as an otolaryngologist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Dr. Cece graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Cece include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cece honors. He has received the following distinction: Wayne Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cece (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional 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 works as an otolaryngologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Abrams is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Abrams attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: 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

Dr. Stephen F Mattel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1070 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Mattel works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mattel include neck surgery. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Mattel attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mattel accepts. He has received the following distinction: Wayne Super Doctors.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Clifton, NJ, Nutley, NJ, and Newark, NJ. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Youssef attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Youssef's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Nutley, NJ and Newark, NJ. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Youssef completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS).

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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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