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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near Willoughby, OH.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code A71
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Brandon Hopkins, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Hopkins has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: endotracheal intubation, thyroid cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hopkins is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Wh20
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Khalil Azem's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. Dr. Azem takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Azem attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bold attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Sinus Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gaugler's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Gaugler has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito is an otolaryngologist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His clinical interests include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Vito is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vito is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel C Kerns, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Samuel Kerns sees patients in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Kerns's clinical interests: hearing aids, hearing loss, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing ... (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.