We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Affinity Health Plan near Newburgh, NY.

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Dr. Lissette Giraud Carcano, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1200 Route 300
Newburgh, NY
 

Dr. Lissette Giraud works as an otolaryngologist in Middletown, NY, Rock Hill, NY, and Newburgh, NY. Patients gave Dr. Giraud an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Regional Medical Center, St. Anthony's Community Hospital, and Catskill Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Eric Adam Munzer, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
103 Executive Drive; 3rd Floor, Suite 500
New Windsor, NY
 

Dr. Eric Munzer sees patients in New Windsor, NY and Fishkill, NY. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Munzer accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Oakland General Hospital, Dr. Munzer attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC).

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Aleksandr Guchinskiy, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
59 Windsor Highway; Suite 100
New Windsor, NY
 

Dr. Aleksandr Guchinskiy, who practices in Middletown, NY, Rock Hill, NY, and New Windsor, NY, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Guchinskiy an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guchinskiy accepts. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Guchinskiy's professional affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and Crystal Run Ambulatory Surgery Center (CRASC).

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Dr. Sergey Koyfman, MD, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
 

Dr. Sergey Koyfman, who practices in Middletown, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Koyfman include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koyfman obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Koyfman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery

Dr. Phillip Langston Massengill, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1200 Stony Brook Court
Newburgh, NY
 

Dr. Phillip Massengill, who practices in Middletown, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Harriman, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Massengill focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Massengill accepts. Dr. Massengill is professionally affiliated with Orange Regional Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: 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.

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