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 works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Patients rated Dr. Kadkade highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Bhuvanesh Singh - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
800 Veterans Memorial Highway; 2nd Floor
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Bhuvanesh Singh works as an oncologist and ear, nose and throat specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Singh focuses on head and neck cancer. Dr. Singh accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Singh completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Singh welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lee Smith is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Schessel practices otology and neurotology. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. His clinical interests include dizziness, otosclerosis, and ear infection. Dr. Schessel honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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). Dr. Shikowitz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shikowitz is accepting new patients. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Dominica School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shikowitz speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
994 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Scioscia works as an otolaryngologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Scioscia a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Scioscia speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Regenbogen attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His clinical interests include facial problems, benign soft tissue tumor, and sleep apnea. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Regenbogen honors. In addition to English, Dr. Regenbogen (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Dizziness, Larynx Cancer, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ghassan Samara practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Samara's areas of expertise include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid cancer. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Katz accepts the following insurance: Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katz has received 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
2171 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sabbir Khan, who practices in Baldwin, NY, Deer Park, NY, and Commack, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital. Dr. Khan takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bengali.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
29 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dev Chitkara specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chitkara is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meslemani honors. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Meslemani (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Meslemani is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.