We found 29 head and neck surgeons who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Lake Success, NY.

Dr. Andrew Lewis Blank, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
212-45 26th Avenue; Suite #1
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Blank is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blank's clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blank is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Blank trained at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Blank speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. Tamekia Lavern Wakefield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
21245 26th Avenue; Suite 1
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Tamekia Wakefield, who practices in Astoria, NY and Bayside, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wakefield attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Wakefield is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Wakefield's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Vishvesh Mukur Mehta, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
89-06 135th Street; The Surgical Suite - 2t
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Vishvesh Mehta specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Mehta has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. B Todd Schaeffer, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3003 New Hyde Park Road; Suite 409
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. B. Schaeffer is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Schaeffer accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before performing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Schaeffer attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schaeffer is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Gerald Dong Seuk Suh, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
210-33 26th Avenue; Suite 1
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Suh specializes in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Suh's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Chilton Medical Center, and St. John's Riverside Hospital. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Suh attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Dr. Moshe Ephrat, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3003 New Hyde Park Road; #409
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Ephrat, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ephrat include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Ephrat attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Ephrat completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Ephrat (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Neil Tanna, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1991 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Neil Tanna is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Lake Success, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tanna is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Tanna has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Tanna's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Warren Zelman is an otolaryngologist in Garden City, NY. Dr. Zelman's areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Zelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Zelman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Zelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Michael Guy Mendelsohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2800 Marcus Avenue; Suite 207
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mendelsohn works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Mendelsohn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. His clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include ENT and Allergy Associates and Kings County Hospital Center. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mendelsohn honors Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

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

Dr. Mohsen Habib's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Habib's residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Andrea Vambutas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Vambutas is an otolaryngologist in New Hyde Park, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Vambutas average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vambutas honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Vambutas speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Laura Sznyter, who practices in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY, is a medical specialist in head and neck surgery. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sznyter's clinical interests encompass breast surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Sznyter takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Dr. Gerald Daniel Zahtz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Zahtz is a pediatric otolaryngologist in New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Zahtz (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Zahtz's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Zahtz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Allan Lewis Abramson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Allan Abramson works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Abramson studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Abramson is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Abramson 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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Portnoy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Portnoy average 5.0 stars out of 5. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnoy takes. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Sanford Dubner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Other
410 Lakeville Road; Suite 310
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Sanford Dubner is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Dubner's professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubner takes. Dr. Dubner is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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.