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We found 93 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare Advantage near Elmhurst, NY.

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

Dr. Michael Stewart is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Stewart is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart takes. He has received the following distinctions: 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: Thyroid Problems, Research, Nose Surgery, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brett Miles sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, sinus cancer, and skull base cancer. Dr. Miles is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roland include otosclerosis, dizziness, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Roland is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Roland is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

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

Dr. Steven Schaefer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Schaefer average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaefer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew Lewis Blank, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
26 Avenue; 210-33
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Blank is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Bayside, NY and New York, NY. He is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients gave Dr. Blank an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Blank is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Blank is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
45-43 43rd Street
Sunnyside, NY
 

Dr. Prajoy Kadkade is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Great Neck, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Northport, NY. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadkade's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kadkade is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kadkade trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani.

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Dr. Vikash Kaushik Modi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vikash Modi is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modi include cleft lip and palate, throat problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). The average patient rating for Dr. Modi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Modi attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children - Research Award Winner.. Dr. Modi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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Dr. Ashutosh Kacker, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
520 E 70th Street; Starr 541
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kacker's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kacker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Kacker attended State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kacker include: 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) is conversant in 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)

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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 is a head and neck surgeon in Bronx, NY, New York, NY, and Yonkers, NY. Dr. Owen speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include pharynx cancer, salivary gland surgery, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Owen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Owen's distinctions include: 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. He has an open panel.

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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. 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, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman has received the following distinctions: 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. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Neil Michael Sperling, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
36a East 36th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neil Sperling, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in 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 takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sperling graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sperling (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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Dr. Aaron Neil Pearlman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Pearlman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Pearlman include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: As a fellow, Dr. Pearlman received an industry; sponsored grant to examine the role of balloon sinuplasty in the office setting; and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Pincus works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Pincus (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Pincus's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and sore throat (pharyngitis). He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pincus is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pincus's office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. William Lawson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 East 98th Street; 8th Floor, Box 1191
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Lawson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in New York, NY. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lawson's clinical interests: basal cell carcinoma, lipoma, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America (Woodward - White); Best Doctors in America (New York Magazine); and Rhinological and Otological Society Merit Award American Academy of Otolaryngology. In addition to English, Dr. Lawson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Lawson has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Sarcoidosis, Sinus Headache, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Nasal Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radu Lucian Sulica, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Radu Sulica is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Sulica's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sulica include cysts, polyps, and microsurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sulica trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sulica (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Romanian, and French. Dr. Sulica is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Electromyography, Cysts, Microsurgery, Dystonia, Voice Problems, Throat ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kepal Narendra Patel, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 1st Avenue; Suite 6h
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kepal Patel's medical specialty is head and neck surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Patel's clinical interests include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and eyelid problems. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Patel is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Problems, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Surgical ... (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.