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

Dr. Brandon S Hopkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code A71
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Brandon Hopkins is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hopkins include endotracheal intubation, thyroid cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before performing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Hopkins attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hopkins is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Khalil Azem works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Willoughby, OH. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azem include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Azem is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler, who practices in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Gaugler accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. E. Bold is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bold include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Bold completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Bold average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Vito is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Vito performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vito is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kerns include hearing aids, hearing loss, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerns is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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.
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