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

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

Dr. Lissette Giraud sees patients in Middletown, NY, Rock Hill, NY, and Newburgh, NY. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and Crystal Run Healthcare. Dr. Giraud studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Giraud highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Aleksandr Guchinskiy practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Middletown, NY, Rock Hill, NY, and New Windsor, NY. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Guchinskiy is 4.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guchinskiy accepts. Dr. Guchinskiy is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and Crystal Run Healthcare.

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in New Windsor, NY and Fishkill, NY. Dr. Munzer's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Munzer include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include Orange Regional Medical Center, Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC), and ENT and Allergy Associates. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Munzer's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Oakland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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

Dr. Phillip Massengill is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Middletown, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Harriman, NY. His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Regional Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Massengill is in-network for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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

Dr. Sergey Koyfman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Middletown, NY. Dr. Koyfman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Koyfman is affiliated with Orange Regional Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Koyfman takes POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.