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We found 19 head and neck surgeons who accept Vytra 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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Dr. Edward Conrad Gabalski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
994 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Edward Gabalski is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Gabalski is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gabalski honors several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Cigna, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients.

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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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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. Ron David Gottlieb, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 E. Main Street; Suite 1
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ron Gottlieb is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Smithtown, NY and Islandia, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottlieb include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gottlieb's office for an appointment. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Joseph Patrick Bonafede, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Joseph Bonafede's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Bonafede an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Southside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He accepts POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bonafede is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Melissa Mary Mortensen-Welch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Mortensen-Welch's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Mortensen-Welch attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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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Dr. Abbas Ali Younes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Abbas Younes is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of American University of Beirut Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Younes is in-network for Healthfirst, Vytra, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Robert Michael Gargano, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Robert Gargano, who practices in Bay Shore, NY, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gargano include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Gargano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gargano's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Dr. Edward J Lipinsky, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 East Main Street; Suit #1
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Edward Lipinsky practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lipinsky studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipinsky is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Denise Monte, who practices in East Setauket, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Mount Sinai, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Monte's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monte is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Monte studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For Dr. Monte's residency, Dr. Monte trained at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Monte's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Dr. Eric Jay Bergson, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Eric Bergson's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Bergson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Bergson's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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

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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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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.