We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna near Chester, PA.

Dr. John Michael Feehery, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. John Feehery is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Feehery has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and dizziness. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Feehery trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. His distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Otolaryngology; and Philadelphia magazine. He speaks Italian. Dr. Feehery is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Balance Disorders, Tympanostomy, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Brian Briskin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Briskin is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Briskin include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today. Dr. Briskin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Robert Perloff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Joel Perloff's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Perloff's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perloff is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emile Hanna Galib, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Dutton Street
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. Emile Galib's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Galib include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Galib's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Galib graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Deviated Septum, Ear Infection, Hoarseness, Acid Reflux, Tympanostomy, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven William Fischer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Steven Fischer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Fischer attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, headache, and allergies. Dr. Fischer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fischer is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Sleep Problems, Allergies, Sleep Apnea

Dr. Jonathan Pontell, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
101 Chesley Drive
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Pontell is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cosmetic skin treatment and deviated septum. Patient ratings for Dr. Pontell average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Pontell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Deviated Septum, Nose Problems

Dr. Mark A Ginsburg, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Mark Ginsburg specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ginsburg's practice is open to new patients. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Ginsburg has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology Main Line Today.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Deviated Septum, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Norman Lindholm, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Allergy & Immunology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3307
Media, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lindholm's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and allergy & immunology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lindholm is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Lindholm's medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Dr. Mahmoud Ghaderi, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 W Sproul Road; Suite 220
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Ghaderi specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Darby, PA, Springfield, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ghaderi average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ghaderi performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ghaderi's professional affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Physician Network, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Sinus Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2112 Providence Avenue
Chester, PA
 

Dr. William Gartner is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Chester, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gartner takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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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.