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We found 15 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) 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 professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. He takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kadkade's 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. Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani.

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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 area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Schessel's areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, otosclerosis, and ear infection. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for 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. Edward Conrad Gabalski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
994 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Edward Gabalski works as an ear, nose and throat specialist 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 graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gabalski takes Vytra, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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. He 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, benign soft tissue tumor, and sleep apnea. Dr. Regenbogen is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 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. Melissa Mary Mortensen-Welch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Mortensen-Welch practices sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mortensen-Welch is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Shikowitz works as an otolaryngologist in New Hyde Park, NY and Smithtown, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shikowitz is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Shikowitz is open to 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. 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 works as an otolaryngologist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid cancer. Dr. Samara accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samara's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency 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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Dr. Ron David Gottlieb, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 E. Main Street; Suite 1
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ron Gottlieb is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Smithtown, NY and Islandia, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottlieb include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Gottlieb's professional affiliations include Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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

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

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

Dr. Edward Lipinsky specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Lipinsky focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Monte's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Monte is rated highly by Dr. Monte's patients. Dr. Monte takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Monte is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2171 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sabbir Khan is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Baldwin, NY, Deer Park, NY, and Commack, NY. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Bengali. Dr. Khan is affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
29 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dev Chitkara is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chitkara attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Chitkara (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Czerwonka include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Czerwonka completed his residency training at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node ... (Read more)

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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.