We found 59 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near New York, NY.

Dr. Stimson Pryor Schantz, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Other
310 East 14th Street; North Building, 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stimson Schantz is a specialist in head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Schantz's areas of expertise consist of skull base cancer and skull base tumors. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schantz accepts. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schantz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Schantz has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Skull Base Cancer

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Dr. Michael Glenn Stewart, MPH, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Stewart's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Stewart include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland problems. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Stewart's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
45-43 43rd Street
Sunnyside, 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. Steven David Schaefer, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
North Shore - Lij Head & Neck Service Line; 110 East 59th Street, Suite 10a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Schaefer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schaefer is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaefer takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schaefer has an open panel.

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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikash Kaushik Modi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
428 East 72nd Street Oxford; Building Suite 100
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vikash Modi, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Modi's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, throat problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Dr. Modi attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Pediatric Otolaryngology; New York Family Magazine Top Doctor; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Voice Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spiros Manolidis, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
65 Broadway; Suite 901
New York, NY
 

Dr. Spiros Manolidis' area of specialization is otology and neurotology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Manolidis takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Manolidis has received include New York Super Doctors; Residency: Mc Gill Univ. Dept. Of Surgery; and Montreal Gen. Hosp. 07/01/88-06/30/89. Dr. Manolidis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Manolidis's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Lawrence Pincus, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
36a East 36st
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Pincus' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pincus include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and sore throat (pharyngitis). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pincus accepts. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pincus has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Pincus (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Pincus's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Sore Throat, Voice Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Acid ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sean OLeary McMenomey, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
550 1st Avenue; Suite 7q
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sean McMenomey works as an otologist and neurotologist. His areas of expertise include the following: nystagmus, sphenoidotomy, and acoustic neuroma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McMenomey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Swedish Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Laryngology, Neck Problems, Mastoidectomy, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Ear Wax ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Michael Sperling, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
134 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Neil Sperling works as an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Sperling (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and tympanoplasty. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Sperling attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Sperling's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hearing Loss, Ear Surgery, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Merianos is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Tanna, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
130 E 77th Street; 10th Floor
New York, 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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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eric Hammerschlag, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
650 1st Avenue; 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Paul Hammerschlag specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in New York, NY. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hammerschlag's clinical interests include otosclerosis, dizziness, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hammerschlag takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Virginia Mason Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Facial Paralysis, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aaron Neil Pearlman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue, Floor 5; Department of Otolaryngology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Pearlman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pearlman's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Pearlman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including As a fellow, Dr. Pearlman received an industry; sponsored grant to examine the role of balloon sinuplasty in the office setting; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Pearlman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Grigoriy Mashkevich, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
310 East 14th Street; North Building, 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Grigoriy Mashkevich works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Forest Hills, NY and New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mashkevich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Mashkevich is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
376 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Krishnamurthi Sundaram is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sundaram include endoscopic sinus surgery, pituitary surgery, and thyroid surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sundaram speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Speech Disorders, Tonsil Problems, Head ... (Read more)

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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.