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We found 12 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicaid near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Prajoy P Kadkade, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
79 Middleville Raod
Northport, 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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Bhuvanesh Singh - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
800 Veterans Memorial Highway; 2nd Floor
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Bhuvanesh Singh's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include head and neck cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Singh takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singh's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Cancer, Head Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. David Arthur Schessel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
10 Morning Glory Drive
Lake Grove, NY
 

Dr. David Schessel's specialty is otology and neurotology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schessel include dizziness, otosclerosis, and ear infection. Dr. Schessel accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Balance Disorders, Skull Base Surgery, Acoustic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lee Phillip Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Lee Smith is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and Smithtown, NY. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elliot Regenbogen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen is an ear, nose and throat specialist in East Setauket, NY and Yorktown Heights, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, benign soft tissue tumor, and sleep apnea. Dr. Regenbogen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Regenbogen completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Regenbogen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Larynx Cancer, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Ear Problems, Esophagus Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
994 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Scioscia is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scioscia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Scioscia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Jay Shikowitz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Shikowitz's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Shikowitz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shikowitz's office for an appointment. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Dominica School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Ghassan Joseph Samara, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ghassan Samara's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Samara's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Samara is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Samara completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Larynx Cancer, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Katz works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Katz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katz include: Berstein Award Am Acad Facial Plastic Surg; Cert Of Honor: Am Acad Uto-Head & Neck Surg; and Pres. Brian E. Mccabe Otorhinol Soc. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
29 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dev Chitkara is an otolaryngologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chitkara takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Chitkara (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2171 Jericko Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Danny Meslemani is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Flushing, NY, Babylon, NY, and Commack, NY. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meslemani graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Meslemani (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2171 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sabbir Khan is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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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.