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We found 178 head and neck surgeons who accept Group Health Incorporated near Astoria, NY.

Dr. Steven David Schaefer, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
130 E 77th Street; 10th Floor- Professor of Otolaryngology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Schaefer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Schaefer is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schaefer is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Andrew Lewis Blank, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36 West 60th Street @ Columbus Circle
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Blank is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Blank speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Blank attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blank at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Blank welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. Brett A Miles, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 East 98th Street; 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brett Miles specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miles include esophageal cancer, sinus cancer, and skull base cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Miles attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sinus Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Skull Base ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Thomas Roland Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
550 1st Avenue; Suite 7q
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Roland is a specialist in otology and neurotology. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Roland include otosclerosis, dizziness, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Roland's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Roland is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Facial Paralysis, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Meniere's Disease, Nerve Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Larry Judah Shemen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
233 E 69th Street; #1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Larry Shemen is an otolaryngologist. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shemen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shemen has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Shemen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Shemen's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew Angelo Jacono, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
990 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Jacono works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Great Neck, NY and New York, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacono include reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Jacono a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors MagnaCare, Cigna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacono trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Jacono is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Darius Kohan, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
863 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Darius Kohan is an otology and neurotology specialist. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kohan's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is especially interested in cochlear implant. Patients rated Dr. Kohan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Elderplan, and Healthfirst. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kohan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Romanian, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

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Dr. Won Taek Taek Choe, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
210 E 86th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Won-Taek Choe's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Choe's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Choe (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and ENT and Allergy Associates. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Anna Aronzon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Broadway; Suite 1015
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna Aronzon is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Aronzon (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. She is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aronzon has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aronzon takes. Dr. Aronzon welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. David Andrew Godin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
404 Park Avenue South; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Godin's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Godin honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Godin attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Godin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery

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Dr. Tamekia Lavern Wakefield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
31-19 Newtown Avenue; Suite 201
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Tamekia Wakefield is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wakefield has indicated that her clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She is an in-network provider for POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wakefield has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Steven H Sacks, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
210 East 86th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Sacks is a New York, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Sacks's clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sacks honors Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Sacks's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Randall Paul Owen, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; Hess Csm Building, Floor 3
New York, NY
 

Dr. Randall Owen works as a head and neck surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Owen speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Owen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He has received professional recognition including the following: Attending of the Year Award; Christian Medical and Dental Society Short-Term Mission Scholarship; and MAP-Reader's Digest International Fellowship Recipient Surgical Education Award. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Neck ... (Read more)

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Dr. Russell Neil Beckhardt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3119 Newtown Avenue; Suite 201
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Russell Beckhardt specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Beckhardt is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Beckhardt's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Beckhardt attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Beckhardt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Bengali.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
520 East 70th Street L 718
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and pediatric thoracic surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Steigman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steigman trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Steigman's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence Marc Milgrim, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
55-28n Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Milgrim practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Milgrim a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Valley Health System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Milgrim attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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.