We found 163 head and neck surgeons who accept Group Health Incorporated 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. 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. Andrew Lewis Blank, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36 West 60th Street @ Columbus Circle
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Blank's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Blank's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Blank focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blank welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Blank completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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Dr. Andrew Angelo Jacono, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
956 5th Avenue
New York, 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. Brett A Miles, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 E 98th Street, Department of Otolaryngology; 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brett Miles practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, sinus cancer, and skull base cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Miles's professional affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Larynx Cancer, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sinus Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Thomas Roland Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Roland is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: otosclerosis, dizziness, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Roland accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Roland is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Facial Paralysis, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Meniere's Disease, Nerve Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Won Taek Taek Choe, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
210 E 86th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Won-Taek Choe's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choe include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Choe's professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Choe is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Choe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Darius Kohan, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Darius Kohan is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kohan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Elderplan, and Healthfirst. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kohan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Romanian, and French. Dr. Kohan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Brooklyn Hospital Center at Downtown Campus. Dr. Kohan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Tamekia Lavern Wakefield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
31-19 Newtown Avenue; Suite 201
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Tamekia Wakefield's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Wakefield at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and ENT and Allergy Associates. She takes POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wakefield attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Russell Neil Beckhardt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
31-19 Newtown Avenue; Suite 201
Astoria, 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. Larry Judah Shemen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
233 E 69th Street; #1d
New York, NY
 

Dr. Larry Shemen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in New York, NY and Forest Hills, NY. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shemen accepts Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shemen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Anna Aronzon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Broadway; Suite 1015
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anna Aronzon's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Aronzon average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Aronzon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aronzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Russian. She is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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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. David Andrew Godin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
404 Park Avenue South; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Godin is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in New York, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Godin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Godin has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Godin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Godin 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: Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery

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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.