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We found 35 head and neck surgeons near Beaverton, OR.

Dr. Henry Alexander Milczuk, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
15220 Nw Laidlaw Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Henry Milczuk practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Portland, OR. His professional affiliations include Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Milczuk is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Milczuk trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nerve Problems, Speech ... (Read more)

Dr. P. Ashley Ashley Wackym, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1015 N.w. 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Phillip Wackym is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Wackym attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wackym trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wackym include laryngology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Wackym is professionally affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology

Dr. Michelle Bleynat Vessely, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9427 Sw Barnes Road; Suite 394
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Michelle Vessely is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vessely has indicated that her clinical interests include cosmetic treatments. She honors Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Vessely attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Vessely offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Legacy Health.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Treatments

Dr. Eric Jackson Dierks, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
1849 Nw Kearney; Suite 300
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Eric Dierks is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dierks is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Dierks is professionally affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
9155 Sw Barnes Road; Suite 536
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Edsel Kim practices facial plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Portland, OR. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include endocrine surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Endocrine Surgery, Facial Problems, Nerve Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1015 N.w. 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Samuel Shiley is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Dr. Shiley takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Shiley studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9155 Sw Barnes Road; #419
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Christopher Hargunani's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hargunani include thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hargunani attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Hargunani's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery

Dr. Wesley Alfred Lewis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
9155 Sw Barnes Road; No 208
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Wesley Lewis is an otolaryngologist. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patients rated Dr. Lewis highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lewis offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center and Legacy Health.

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Dr. Bryce Earl Potter, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1849 Nw Kearney; Suite 300
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Bryce Potter's specialties are head and neck surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Potter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Potter is affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Potter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Richard Sterling Hodgson, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1849 Nw Kearney; Suite 200
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Richard Hodgson is an otology and neurotology specialist. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Hodgson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hodgson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Nerve Problems

Dr. Maxwell Charles Furr, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
9155 Sw Barnes Road; #208
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Maxwell Furr's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Portland, OR. Dr. Furr is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Legacy Health.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Throat Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Nose Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9155 Sw Barnes Road; Suite 536
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Brian Shaffer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Shaffer offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Health.

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Dr. Craig Kevin Hertler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
9155 Sw Barnes Road; Suite 208
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Craig Hertler is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Portland, OR. Dr. Hertler graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Dr. Duane Allen Lundeberg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1015 N.w. 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Duane Lundeberg practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Portland, OR. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lundeberg takes Medicare insurance. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery, Ear Problems

Dr. Larry Richard Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1015 N.w. 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Larry Thomas works as an otolaryngologist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
11450 Nw West Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Michael Wheatley works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Portland, OR and Lake Oswego, OR. Dr. Wheatley's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Providence Seattle Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Legacy Health and VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center.

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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.