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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Beckhardt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Beckhardt completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Beckhardt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Bengali. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otology and neurotology. The average patient rating for Dr. Poulos is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Poulos include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Poulos's professional affiliations include Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Poulos honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Poulos trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bonafede's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonafede attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Southside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. London average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. London takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. London (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. London is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Bayshore Road
N. Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Barak Greenfield's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Greenfield at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Greenfield (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Bay Shore, NY, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Gargano include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Gargano graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Campbell's clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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 is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bergson focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Bergson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergson is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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

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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's specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Odonnell honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Odonnell is professionally 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.