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We found 56 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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Grant (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grant include dermabrasion, botox injection, and rhinoplasty. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. After attending Albany Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Grant's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. 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. Dr. Grant 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Schaffner has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. Dr. Schaffner graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schaffner (or staff) speaks 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. Andrew Angelo Jacono, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
900 Northern Boulevard; Room 130
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Jacono's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Great Neck, NY and New York, NY. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jacono is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MagnaCare, Cigna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Jacono attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Jacono speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacono is professionally 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. Moshe Ephrat, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Research Building; 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Ephrat is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Ephrat include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Ephrat average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ephrat obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Ephrat (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. 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. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
935 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, 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. Jay S Rechtweg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 610
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Jay Rechtweg practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Rechtweg has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Rechtweg is accepting 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perlman's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He takes MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perlman is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Beckhardt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Beckhardt completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Beckhardt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Bengali. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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; Suite 260
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Karen Haunss-Sapinski is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She honors AARP, Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and St. Francis Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. In his practice, Dr. Schaeffer focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schaeffer is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Schaeffer attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Schaeffer 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. Michael Guy Mendelsohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 610
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Mendelsohn is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Mendelsohn a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates and Kings County Hospital Center. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendelsohn attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mendelsohn (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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

Dr. Jay Dolitsky is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Dolitsky's areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for POMCO, Child Health Plus, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dolitsky trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Dolitsky (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

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

Dr. Warren Zelman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zelman include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Zelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelman (or staff) speaks 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 A Gordon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
990 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Gordon is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Garden City, NY. Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Gordon trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gordon include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. Dr. Gordon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Sign Language. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kakani studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Kakani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Plainview Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Kakani has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rousso takes. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Rousso has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He 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.