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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Lawrenceville, NJ.

Dr. Eric Geoffrey Wimmers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
One Capital Way; Suite 238
Pennington, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Wimmers' areas of specialization are general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Shrewsbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Pennington, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Wimmers include body contouring, mohs surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Wimmers is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, and Jersey City Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wimmers is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Dr. Wimmers attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Transplant Procedures, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Suresh Undavia, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Samir Undavia sees patients in Plainsboro, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at New York Medical College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Undavia is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Undavia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and QualCare. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Cheek Implants, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Aloysius Boozan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3131 Princeton Pike; Building 5, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. James Boozan works as an otolaryngologist in Lawrenceville, NJ. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Boozan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boozan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS). His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Rhinoplasty, Dizziness, Sinuplasty, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Andrew Drezner, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2999 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Dean Drezner is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Plainsboro, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Haddonfield, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Drezner is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drezner include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Drezner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Drezner trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Drezner has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Nose Reconstruction, Throat ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Bhogilal Patel, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2999 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Dr. Samuel Scott Becker, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 202
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Samuel Becker, who practices in Sewell, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Robbinsville, NJ, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Becker graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Becker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Fiberoptic ... (Read more)

Dr. Chetan S Shah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Princess Pike; Building 4
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Chetan Shah, who practices in Plainsboro, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Vineland, NJ, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Shah trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Rhinoplasty, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Aleen Jee Yean Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2999 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Aleen Lee sees patients in Plainsboro, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. She is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Nishant P Reddy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2999 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Nishant Reddy's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Reddy graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Tinnitus, Tumor, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Scott Smith, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2999 Princeton Pike
Trenton, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Smith sees patients in Trenton, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Lawrenceville, NJ. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Rhinoplasty, Dizziness, Nose Surgery, ... (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.