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We found 12 head and neck surgeons near Hanover, PA.

Dr. Kevin John Kriesel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 N 17th Street; Suite 210
Allentown, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Kriesel is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriesel accepts. Dr. Kriesel graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3445 High Point Boulevard; Suite 100
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Jose Uribe's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Uribe accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3445 High Point Boulevard; Suite 400
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. David Brown's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 N 17th Street; Suite 210
Allentown, PA
 

Dr. Chetan Nayak's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 N 17th Street
Allentown, PA
 

Dr. John Sirotnak is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Sirotnak honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2597 Schoenersville Road; Suite 205
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Pestcoe specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Allentown, PA and Bethlehem, PA. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pestcoe accepts.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3445 High Point Boulevard; Suite 100
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Edward Allen Tomkin, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2597 Schoenersville Road; Suite 205
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Edward Tomkin works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Allentown, PA and Bethlehem, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Tomkin is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Tomkin graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3445 High Point Boulevard; Suite 400
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Narges Mazloom specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Mazloom an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3445 High Point Boulevard; Suite 400
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Jaworek practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Jaworek accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4734 Lynnfield Lane
Allentown, PA
 

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2649 Schoenersville Road; Suite 301
Bethlehem, PA
 

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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.