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We found 33 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Havertown, PA.

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Heman-Ackah attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek Venkatesh Gurudutt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Vivek Gurudutt's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Gurudutt (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurudutt include thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include WellStar, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He honors Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gurudutt's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery

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Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. These areas are among Dr. Ardito's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ardito is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Robert Subbio, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3734 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Christian Subbio works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Subbio's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Subbio accepts Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. Before completing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Subbio attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Stapleton Reilly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. James Reilly is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Reilly graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Reilly include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Reilly has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Hearing Test, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Vascular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 W Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Surkin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Surkin's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cystic fibrosis (CF), and acoustic neuroma. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Surkin attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Ear Problems, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Jeffrey Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Broker is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Broker completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Broker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Broker's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason David Bloom, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
32 Parking Plaza; Suite 200
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Jason Bloom, who practices in Ardmore, PA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bloom include blepharoplasty, facelift, and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Bloom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Deviated Septum, Nose Problems, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Otoplasty, Facelift, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 S Sumnntbrook Drive
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Swanson include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Swanson's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Swanson is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Pontell practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Pontell has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in cosmetic skin treatment and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. He takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pontell attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Seth Zwillenberg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 100
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Seth Zwillenberg practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zwillenberg include sinusitis (sinus infection). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zwillenberg takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zwillenberg speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis

Dr. Bradford Davison Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 650
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. B. Smith practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include sinusitis (sinus infection), acoustic neuroma, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Mark Finkelstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 200
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Finkelstein's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Finkelstein completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Finkelstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelstein accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Douglas Robert Johnston, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Johnston practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include the following: hoarseness, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnston's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Neck Problems, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
301 W. Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Lesser practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lesser include sinusitis (sinus infection). His professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System, Lankenau Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Lesser accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinusitis

Dr. Udayan Kanaiyalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Udayan Shah practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Shah accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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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.