We found 31 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, who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Heman-Ackah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Heman-Ackah speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (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 practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Subbio's professional affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Subbio takes Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Subbio trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Vivek Gurudutt works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Gurudutt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. In Dr. Gurudutt's practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and North Fulton Hospital. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna HSA, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gurudutt's practice is open to new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ardito attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ardito honors. Dr. Ardito's practice 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. 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. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among Dr. Reilly's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hearing Test, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Ear ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Surkin practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Surkin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Surkin include sinusitis (sinus infection), cystic fibrosis (CF), and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes 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 professional recognition including the following: "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 an otolaryngologist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Broker include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Broker honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Ardmore, PA. Dr. Bloom graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bloom completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has a special interest in blepharoplasty, facelift, and deviated septum. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bloom accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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 ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Swanson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Swanson honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Swanson is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Seth Zwillenberg, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zwillenberg takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Zwillenberg is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Zwillenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinusitis

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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finkelstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Finkelstein's practice is open to 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include hoarseness, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Johnston is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Raymond Lesser is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinusitis

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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), acoustic neuroma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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

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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Shah is professionally 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.