We found 117 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna HMO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Neil M Sperling, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
36a E 36th Street; Suite 200
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neil Sperling practices otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sperling average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sperling include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and tympanoplasty. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Sperling has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sperling (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hearing Loss, Ear Surgery, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Steigman's clinical interests include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Steigman is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Hae Ok Ana Kim, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
380 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hae-Ok Kim is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Kim honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received distinctions including Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Distinction in Basic Science Research; New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Resident Teaching Award; and J. Swift Henley Excellence in Resident Research Award. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. J Thomas Thomas Roland Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Roland is an otology and neurotology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Roland include otosclerosis, dizziness, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Roland's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roland honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roland has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Anthony Paul Sclafani, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
310 East 14th Street; 6th Floor, North Building
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Sclafani practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sclafani attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sclafani include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sclafani honors Amerigroup, Coresource, POMCO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sclafani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite 4e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a surgical oncologist, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric head and neck surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Merianos has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship.

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

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Kacker has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kacker trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Member winning team, Nasal Knowledge bowl at Nose 2000 and beyond conference, Sept. Dr. Kacker (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Salvatore Michael Caruana, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 385
New York, NY
 

Dr. Salvatore Caruana works as an oncologist and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Caruana is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include oral surgery, microsurgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient ratings for Dr. Caruana average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caruana honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Caruana has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laser Surgery, Neck Surgery, Oral Surgery, Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikash Kaushik Modi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
428 East 72nd Street Oxford; Building Suite 100
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vikash Modi is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Modi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modi include cleft lip and palate, throat problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Modi is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Modi completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Modi takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Pediatric Otolaryngology; New York Family Magazine Top Doctor; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Voice ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lawrence Pincus, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
36a East 36st
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Pincus' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pincus include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and sore throat (pharyngitis). Dr. Pincus is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Pincus completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Pincus (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Pincus welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Sore Throat, Voice Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil Kumar Lalwani, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 385
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anil Lalwani is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lalwani a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lalwani include facial problems, eardrum repair, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lalwani's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lalwani (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Lalwani is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Facial Nerve Surgery, Cholesteatoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Robert Lustig, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
51 W. 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Lustig works as an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Lustig's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lustig trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lustig's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; US News and World Report-America's Top Doctors - Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery; and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lustig (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Pitman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
310 E 14th Street; 6 Fl
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pitman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pitman is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: dystonia, vocal cord paralysis, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pitman accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including New York Times SuperDocs; New York Magazine: Top Doctors; and Honors Program - College of Literature, Science and Arts University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to English, Dr. Pitman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Pitman is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Dystonia, Voice Problems, Throat Problems, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
261 5th Avenue; Suite 901
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Jacobowitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include throat problems, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jacobowitz honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Other
310 East 14th Street; North Building, 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stimson Schantz practices head and neck surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schantz include skull base cancer and skull base tumors. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Schantz has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schantz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Skull Base Cancer

Dr. Michael Glenn Stewart, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Stewart's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland problems. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Stewart honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stewart's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (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.

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