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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' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His clinical interests include endotracheal intubation, thyroid cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. Patients rated Dr. Hopkins highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. He is accepting 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Azem attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azem include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azem is conversant in Arabic. He is 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Bold's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bold's 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). These areas are among Dr. Gaugler's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Vito is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vito honors. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vito trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include hearing aids, hearing loss, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kerns is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include 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.