We found 18 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kadkade honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kadkade's office for an appointment.

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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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: dizziness, otosclerosis, and ear infection. Dr. Schessel honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program.

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

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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) and practices in East Setauket, NY and Yorktown Heights, NY. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Regenbogen include facial problems, throat cancer, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. 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, Neck Cancer, Fractures, Ear ... (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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Mortensen-Welch attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Mark Shikowitz sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY and Smithtown, NY. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shikowitz is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Dominica School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Shikowitz is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shikowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 ear, nose and throat specialist in Smithtown, NY and Islandia, NY. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Gottlieb's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant. Dr. Gottlieb is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Samara completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and throat cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samara accepts.

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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. Joseph Patrick Bonafede, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2929 Expressway Drive North; Suite 225
Islandia, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Bonafede's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bonafede's 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 is an in-network provider for POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonafede welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at 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. Robert Michael Gargano, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Robert Gargano sees patients in Bay Shore, NY. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gargano is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gargano honors. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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 sees patients in Smithtown, NY. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Lipinsky include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipinsky accepts. Dr. Lipinsky graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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

Dr. Eric Bergson is a specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Bergson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Bergson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Abbas Younes practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Younes honors several insurance carriers, including Healthfirst, TRICARE, and Vytra. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center.

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Dr. Todd Williams Campbell, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Todd Campbell specializes in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Bay Shore, NY. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Campbell's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Campbell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell is an in-network provider for POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2171 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sabbir Khan is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Khan attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bengali. He is affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Denise Monte's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Monte highly, giving Dr. Monte an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monte honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Monte studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Monte's training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Monte is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University 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.
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