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We found 28 head and neck surgeons who accept WellCare near Garden City, NY.

Dr. Moshe Ephrat, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Research Building; 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Ephrat's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Ephrat's areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ephrat (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Ephrat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, 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, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems

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Dr. Jay S Rechtweg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 610
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Jay Rechtweg is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Rechtweg's clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rechtweg's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Winthrop-University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Russell Neil Beckhardt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 610
Garden City, 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. B Todd Schaeffer, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3003 New Hyde Park Road; Suite 409 Ent and Allergy Associates Llp
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. B. Schaeffer practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Schaeffer is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Schaeffer graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaeffer is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems

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Dr. Laura Ann Sznyter, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Other
410 Lakeville Road; Suite 310
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Laura Sznyter works as a head and neck surgeon. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sznyter include breast surgery. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Sznyter graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Dr. Andrea Vambutas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Lijmc - Department of Otolaryngology; 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Vambutas works as an otolaryngologist in New Hyde Park, NY. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Vambutas attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patients rated Dr. Vambutas highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vambutas's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Michael Guy Mendelsohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 610
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mendelsohn's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Mendelsohn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Mendelsohn's professional affiliations include ENT and Allergy Associates and Kings County Hospital Center. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Mendelsohn average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Michael A Gordon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Gordon's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, Dr. Gordon focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gordon honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Gordon (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Sign Language. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Gerald Daniel Zahtz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
430 Lakeville Road, Department of Otolaryngology; Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Zahtz, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Zahtz is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Zahtz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Allan Lewis Abramson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Lijmc - Department of Otolaryngology; 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Allan Abramson is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in New Hyde Park, NY. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Abramson's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Abramson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Abramson has an open panel.

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Dr. Warren Henry Zelman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
975 Franklin Avenue; 2nd Floor
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Warren Zelman is a specialist in pediatric sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Zelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelman's areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Zelman completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Zelman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Douglas Keith Frank, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Lakeville Road; Lijmc - Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Frank practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Frank's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Frank (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Frank is open to new patients.

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Dr. Joel Evan Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3003 New Hyde Park Road; Suite 409
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Joel Portnoy's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Portnoy highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Portnoy has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Elliot Goldofsky, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
600 Northern Boulevard; Suite 100
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Goldofsky's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Goldofsky is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Goldofsky is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Goldofsky (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Dr. Mohsen A Habib, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
311 Glen Cove Road
Old Westbury, NY
 

Dr. Mohsen Habib, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and Old Westbury, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Habib has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Habib graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Habib is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Alexander Sorin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2001 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Sorin is an otolaryngologist in New Hyde Park, NY. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sorin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sorin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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.