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We found 16 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 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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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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Dr. Edward Conrad Gabalski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
994 Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Edward Gabalski's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gabalski's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He is in-network for Vytra, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Gabalski welcomes new patients. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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. Melissa Mary Mortensen-Welch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Mortensen-Welch's medical specialty is sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mortensen-Welch accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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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). These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gottlieb accepts POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Gottlieb is affiliated with Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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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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 is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Younes completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Healthfirst, Vytra, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Edward Lipinsky sees patients in Smithtown, NY. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipinsky include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Lipinsky has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Monte is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monte's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Monte is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Monte is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka works as a cancer surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Czerwonka include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Czerwonka performed his residency at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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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.