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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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), hoarseness, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Heman-Ackah graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Heman-Ackah speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Voice Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: hoarseness, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Reilly accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reilly has received professional recognition including the following: "Best Doctors" - Philadelphia; "Best Doctors" - Delaware; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Vascular Malformations, Hoarseness, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Broker specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Broker include throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Broker accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Laryngological Society Resident Research Competition.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, 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). He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Gurudutt honors Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Gurudutt (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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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 is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. Ardito has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ardito focuses on endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep apnea, and rhinoplasty. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ardito is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ardito completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Paoli Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Allergies, Throat Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Ivan Surkin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 W Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Surkin practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Havertown, PA, Newtown Square, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Surkin's areas of expertise include sinus problems, head and neck cancer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 distinction of "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 S. Sumnntbrook Drive; Suite300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Swanson is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. Swanson is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Swanson has received professional recognition including the following: Quarterfinalist, Nasal Knowledge Bowl, The Nose 2000.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. Christian Subbio is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Subbio is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Subbio is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Seth Zwillenberg is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Zwillenberg's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Zwillenberg attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zwillenberg has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis

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

Dr. Jonathan Pontell is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pontell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. He takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Pontell has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jason Bloom's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Ardmore, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients rated Dr. Bloom highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Aetna, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Frances E Marchant, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 200
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Frances Marchant's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, balance disorders (vestibular disorders), and sinus problems. Dr. Marchant's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Marchant include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; U.S. News & World Report TOP DOCTOR 2011 for ENT/Otolaryngologist; and Philadelphia Magazine "TOP DOC". Dr. Marchant is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Raymond W L Lesser, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
301 W. Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Lesser's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave Dr. Lesser an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinus problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System, Lankenau Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lesser graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems

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

Dr. B. Smith is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Smith takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cramer include throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cramer is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cramer honors. Dr. Cramer is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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.