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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grant is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albany Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Grant has received the following distinctions: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Grant (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. 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. Dr. Schaffner's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Schaffner attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Schaffner has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schaffner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Polish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schaffner's office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
935 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Prajoy Kadkade works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Patients rated Dr. Kadkade highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Great Neck, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Jacono completed a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jacono has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes MagnaCare, Cigna, Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Jacono speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Jay Rechtweg's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rechtweg include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Rechtweg attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patient ratings for Dr. Rechtweg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Perlman's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He honors MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Perlman graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Perlman completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Russell Neil Beckhardt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 610
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Russell Beckhardt is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Beckhardt is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Beckhardt is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and ENT and Allergy Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beckhardt honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beckhardt completed a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In addition to English, 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 New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Schaeffer focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaeffer is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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. Moshe Ephrat, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Research Building; 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Ephrat is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Ephrat's areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Ephrat (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Karen Ann Haunss-Sapinski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
833 Northern Boulevard; Suite 260
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Karen Haunss-Sapinski is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Vytra, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haunss-Sapinski 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. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Haunss-Sapinski's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Joseph J Rousso, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
440 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Rousso is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Rousso takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rousso's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Mouth Problems

Dr. Neil Tanna, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1991 Marcus Avenue; Suite 102
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Neil Tanna specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Lake Success, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tanna include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tanna graduated from Albany Medical College. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Jay Dolitsky's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Dolitsky (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. In his practice, Dr. Dolitsky focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and ENT and Allergy Associates. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Dolitsky performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Patient ratings for Dr. Dolitsky average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

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

Dr. Warren Zelman's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Zelman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Zelman (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with 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 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). His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Gordon's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Gordon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Sign Language. His 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: Dizziness, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Rajesh Satyanarayan Kakani, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
877 Stewart Avenue; #2
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Rajesh Kakani sees patients in Garden City, NY. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Plainview Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Kakani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kakani is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Kakani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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.