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We found 57 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Mineola, NY.

Dr. Robert Thomas Grant, MS, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
300 Community Drive; North Shore University Hosp
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Robert Grant specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Grant (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Grant attended medical school at Albany Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Grant's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Glenn H. Leak Memorial Fellowship American Cancer Society Alden March Award. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Dr. Adam David Schaffner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
11 Grace Avenue
Suite 100, NY
 

Dr. Adam Schaffner specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in New York, NY, Suite 100, NY, and Suite 900, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaffner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Schaffner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schaffner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Angelo Jacono, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
900 Northern Boulevard; Room 130
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Jacono is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests encompass reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jacono is rated highly by his patients. He accepts MagnaCare, Cigna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Jacono attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jacono has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Jacono has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Moshe Ephrat is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ephrat's areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. His practice 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. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
935 Northern Boulevard; Suite 103
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Prajoy Kadkade practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kadkade at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. In addition to English, Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani. Dr. Kadkade's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Philip Warren Perlman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
333 E Shore Road; Suite 102
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Philip Perlman, who practices in Manhasset, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Perlman's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perlman honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jay Rechtweg is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Garden City, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Rechtweg takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. Dr. Rechtweg studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for his residency. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Beckhardt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Bengali. In his practice, Dr. Beckhardt focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Beckhardt studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Beckhardt average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beckhardt's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. Karen Ann Haunss-Sapinski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
833 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Karen Haunss-Sapinski's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Haunss-Sapinski's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. AARP, Vytra, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haunss-Sapinski honors. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Schaeffer takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Schaeffer attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Schaeffer speaks Spanish.

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

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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 Spanish, French, and Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Mendelsohn has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Gordon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Sign Language. His professional 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 Dr. Gordon's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, 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 practices head and neck surgery in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Sznyter graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sznyter honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Dr. Jay Neil Dolitsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
901 Stewart Avenue; Suite 270
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Jay Dolitsky specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in New York, NY and Garden City, NY. Dr. Dolitsky has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Dolitsky honors POMCO, Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dolitsky (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

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Dr. Rajesh Satyanarayan Kakani, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
877 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Rajesh Kakani is a Garden City, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kakani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Kakani is professionally affiliated with Plainview Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kakani has an open panel.

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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' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Vambutas accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Vambutas has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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.