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We found 22 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Norristown, PA.

Dr. Oren Friedman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Oren Friedman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed Dr. Friedman at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Jeffrey Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 310
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Broker is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Broker include throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Broker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Laryngological Society Resident Research Competition. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Immunotherapy, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Ruckenstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ruckenstein is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Patients gave Dr. Ruckenstein an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruckenstein include facial problems, cancer surgery, and otosclerosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruckenstein attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. Dr. Ruckenstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Pain, Dizziness, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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Clinical interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erica Robb Thaler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Erica Thaler is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Thaler is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Thaler's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thaler has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012, and 2014 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. She speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 310
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cramer's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cramer is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent Robert Rosen, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Brent Rosen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Doylestown, PA and Norristown, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health, St. Mary Medical Center, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosen's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rosen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Tom is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Philadelphia, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Tom a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His distinctions include: Best Doctors for Children in the Philadelphia Area, Suburban Life; Top Docs for Kids, Philadelphia1996; and Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Dr. Warren Howard Zager, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Pinnacle Ent Associates, Llc; Ear Nose Throat and Facial Plastic Division
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Warren Zager practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sinus surgery. Dr. Zager accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zager completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery

Dr. Marta Taylor Becker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 West Germantown Park
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Becker's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Before performing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Becker attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Becker is rated highly by her patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Elden is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Elden is especially interested in airway foreign bodies. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She obtained her medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Member, Top Otolaryngologists in Philadelphia; America's Top Physicians; and 2nd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Elden is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Airway Foreign Bodies

Dr. Kevin Howard Ende, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
610 W. Germantown Pike
Suite 161, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Ende works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass hair transplant. Dr. Ende is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ende is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ende takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Hair Transplant

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Ralph Wetmore specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in airway foreign bodies. Dr. Wetmore has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wetmore takes. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Best Doctors for Children in the Philadelphia area, Suburban Life; and 150+ Great Docs for Kids, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Airway Foreign Bodies

Dr. Alan S Berger, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 West Germantown Park
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Alan Berger specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Wyndmoor, PA, Norristown, PA, and Lansdale, PA. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Berger's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berger is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Sobol is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. Dr. Sobol is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Sobol attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, Woodruff Leadership Academy at Emory University; "Guide to America's Top Physicians," Consumers' Research Council of America; and William P. Potsic Basic Science Research Prize, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stenosis, Airway Foreign Bodies, Trachea Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Luv Javia, who practices in Chalfont, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Javia obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: 2nd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of ASPO; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continued Fellowship Award; and Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Scholars Program. Dr. Javia is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stenosis, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies, Trachea Problems

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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.