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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating 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. Dr. Kadkade obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Kadkade (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Konkani. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital, and NuHealth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Lee Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Lee Smith's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Smith is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Smith graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Mark Shikowitz is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shikowitz is a graduate of 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. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Glen Cove Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. David Arthur Schessel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Stony Brook Technolog Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. David Schessel specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in East Setauket, NY. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Schessel's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. His areas of expertise include dizziness, otosclerosis, and ear infection. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in East Setauket, NY and Yorktown Heights, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, throat cancer, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Regenbogen attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. 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, Neck Cancer, Fractures, Ear ... (Read more)

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). Dr. Mortensen-Welch takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Ron Gottlieb practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Gottlieb focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. His professional affiliations include Southside Hospital and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Gottlieb's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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

Dr. Joseph Bonafede specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Bay Shore, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Tarrytown, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Bonafede's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Bonafede is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Southside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Ghassan Joseph Samara, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Ghassan Samara specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include facial problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and throat cancer. Dr. Samara is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Robert Gargano practices sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Bay Shore, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gargano has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gargano takes. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gargano's 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

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 sees patients in Bay Shore, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergson include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. POMCO, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bergson honors. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic 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

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

Dr. Edward Lipinsky is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lipinsky's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Lipinsky is a graduate of 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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2171 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sabbir Khan's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
29 Manor Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Dev Chitkara is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chitkara (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chitkara honors Medicaid Managed Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Denise Monte sees patients in East Setauket, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Mount Sinai, NY. Dr. Denise Monte's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Monte is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Stony Brook University Hospital, and Winthrop-University Hospital. Dr. Monte studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Monte completed Dr. Monte's residency training at Albany Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Monte highly, giving Dr. Monte an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monte accepts.

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

Dr. Todd Campbell is a specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Bay Shore, NY. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Campbell is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell accepts POMCO, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Campbell is affiliated with Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY) and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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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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