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We found 13 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 otolaryngologist in Great Neck, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Northport, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kadkade is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Kadkade attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. His practice is open to 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 specializes in oncology (cancer care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in New York, NY and Hauppauge, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singh include head and neck cancer. Dr. Singh accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. 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 professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is open to 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 pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and Smithtown, NY. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Smith has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Shikowitz is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in New Hyde Park, NY and Smithtown, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Shikowitz graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Dominica School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shikowitz average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shikowitz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schessel include dizziness, otosclerosis, and ear infection. Dr. Schessel takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Schessel's residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
994 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Scioscia is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New Hyde Park, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Lake Success, NY. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Scioscia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Scioscia attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Yorktown Heights, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from 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. His areas of expertise include facial problems, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Regenbogen (or staff) speaks the following 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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Dr. Ghassan Joseph Samara, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ghassan Samara is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samara include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Samara attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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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Dr. Jeffrey Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Cheng works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Smithtown, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Katz is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Dr. Katz is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Katz has received distinctions including Berstein Award Am Acad Facial Plastic Surg; Cert Of Honor: Am Acad Uto-Head & Neck Surg; and Pres. Brian E. Mccabe Otorhinol Soc.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
29 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dev Chitkara, who practices in Smithtown, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Chitkara's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and more. Dr. Chitkara (or staff) is conversant in 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. Dr. Meslemani accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bengali. He is 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.