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We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Plainsboro, NJ.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Dunham is an otolaryngologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunham include airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Dunham takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine; Henkel Chief Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Keck Scholar under the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ian Jacobs' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Jacobs graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Jacobs has received the following distinctions: Best Children's Doctors; South Jersey Magazine; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stenosis, Airway Foreign Bodies, Trachea Problems

Dr. Mark Jeffrey Burstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8 Quakerbridge Plaza
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Burstein works as an otolaryngologist. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Capital Health and St. Mary Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Burstein attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Burstein is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Karen Zur's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zur include vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. Dr. Zur honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zur obtained Dr. Zur's medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed Dr. Zur's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Zur's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Best Children's Doctors; and South Jersey Magazine2015, Finalist. Dr. Zur is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stenosis, Airway Foreign Bodies, Trachea Problems

Dr. Brett Lawrence Moses, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8 Quakerbridge Plaza
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Brett Moses' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Capital Health and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Moses is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Moses completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moses honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lee H Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8 Quakerbridge Plaza
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Lee Miller is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Miller's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Capital Health and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joel Daniel Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8 Quakerbridge Plaza
Hamilton Township, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Jaffe is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jaffe is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Capital Health and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Jaffe is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Adva Buzi is an otolaryngologist. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Buzi attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Excellence in Research Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ORL-HNS; American Academy of Otolaryngology Residency Leadership Grant; and Otolaryngology in-service Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ORL-HNS. Dr. Buzi is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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.