We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Elderplan near Bay Shore, NY.

Dr. Russell Neil Beckhardt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Main Street; Suite 155
Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Russell Beckhardt works as an otolaryngologist in Astoria, NY, Garden City, NY, and Babylon, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Beckhardt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Bengali. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Beckhardt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. George Andrew Poulos, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otology and Neurotology
375 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. George Poulos is a facial plastic surgery and otology and neurotology specialist in Bay Shore, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Astoria, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Poulos average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poulos honors. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Poulos completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His professional affiliations include Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Patrick Bonafede, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
375 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Bonafede's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bonafede has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Southside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Bonafede honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1550 Deer Park Avenue
Deer Park, NY
 

Dr. Alexander London specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Plainview, NY, Babylon, NY, and Deer Park, NY. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. London accepts. Dr. London (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Robert Michael Gargano, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
375 E Main Street; Suite 17
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Robert Gargano is a specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gargano include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gargano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Bayshore Road
N. Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Barak Greenfield's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Greenfield has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenfield has an open panel. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Greenfield (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Dr. Eric Jay Bergson, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
375 E Main Street; Suite 17
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Eric Bergson's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Bergson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Bergson's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) 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. Todd Williams Campbell, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
375 E Main Street; Suite 17
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Todd Campbell sees patients in Bay Shore, NY. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Campbell's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Campbell is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Thomas R ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
375 E Main Street; Suite 17
Bay Shore, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Odonnell specializes in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Bay Shore, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Odonnell is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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.