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We found 140 head and neck surgeons who accept MultiPlan near New York, NY.

Dr. Hae Ok Ana Kim, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
380 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hae-Ok Kim works as an otologist and neurotologist in New York, NY. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Her professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Kim graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Distinction in Basic Science Research; New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Resident Teaching Award; and J. Swift Henley Excellence in Resident Research Award. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Surgical ... (Read more)

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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. Ofer Jacobowitz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
261 5th Avenue; Suite 901
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz sees patients in Middletown, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Jacobowitz attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical interests include throat problems, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. Dr. Jacobowitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Jacobowitz's professional affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), and ENT and Allergy Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sujana Sree Devi Chandrasekhar, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
364 East 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar specializes in otology and neurotology. She takes several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Viant, and Cigna. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Chandrasekhar's medical residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Chandrasekhar has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; for Basic Science Research American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological (The Triological); and Society Thesis. Dr. Chandrasekhar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Kannada. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Michael Jay Pitman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
310 E 14th Street; 6 Fl
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Pitman works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Pitman's clinical interests include dystonia, vocal cord paralysis, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Pitman trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly. In addition to English, Dr. Pitman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Pitman has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Dystonia, Voice Problems, Throat Problems, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

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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. Vishvesh Mukur Mehta, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Brookdale Plaza; Chc - Suite 178
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Vishvesh Mehta is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Mehta has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He 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. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC).

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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. Tahl Yaari Colen, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
300 Cadman Plaza West; Suite 1301
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Tahl Colen is an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Colen is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She accepts POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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

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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.