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We found 63 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Michael Stewart is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Stewart is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart takes. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Schaefer average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaefer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
45-43 43rd Street
Sunnyside, 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. Vikash Kaushik Modi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
428 East 72nd Street Oxford; Building Suite 100
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vikash Modi is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modi include cleft lip and palate, throat problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). The average patient rating for Dr. Modi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Modi attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children - Research Award Winner.. Dr. Modi (or staff) is conversant in 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. Ashutosh Kacker, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
1305 York Avenue; 5th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kacker sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kacker's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), throat problems, and skull base surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kacker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Kacker attended State University of New York (SUNY) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kacker include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Member winning team, Nasal Knowledge bowl at Nose 2000 and beyond conference, Sept. Dr. Kacker (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Tonsil ... (Read more)

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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, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman has received the following distinctions: 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. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Neil Sperling, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sperling average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sperling include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and tympanoplasty. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sperling graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sperling (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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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. 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Pearlman include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base surgery, and sleep apnea. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pearlman 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. Spiros Manolidis, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
65 Broadway; Suite 901
New York, NY
 

Dr. Spiros Manolidis' specialty is otology and neurotology. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Manolidis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Manolidis 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 German and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Manolidis has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Pincus works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Pincus (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Pincus's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and sore throat (pharyngitis). He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pincus is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pincus's office for an appointment.

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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. Radu Lucian Sulica, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue; Floor 5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Radu Sulica is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Sulica's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sulica include cysts, polyps, and microsurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sulica trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Sulica (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Romanian, and French. Dr. Sulica is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Electromyography, Cysts, Microsurgery, Dystonia, Voice Problems, Throat ... (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, who practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He 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 average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merianos is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship.

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

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

Dr. Paul Hammerschlag's specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Hammerschlag has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include otosclerosis, dizziness, and ear infection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Hammerschlag trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hammerschlag is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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Dr. George Alexiades, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
380 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Alexiades is a New York, NY physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Alexiades's clinical interests: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and ear infection. His professional affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Alexiades trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ear Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Madeleine Rita Schaberg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
77 Worth Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Madeleine Schaberg is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in New York, NY. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), nose cancer, and skull base cancer. Dr. Schaberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Schaberg has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Headache, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Nose Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Skull Base Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grigoriy Mashkevich's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Forest Hills, NY and New York, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mashkevich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Mashkevich attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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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.