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We found 23 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Suite 202, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Paoli
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ardito include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Dr. Ardito's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ardito honors. He has an open panel. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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

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

Dr. Oren Friedman's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman's distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Michael Ruckenstein works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Ruckenstein's clinical interests: facial problems, cancer surgery, and otosclerosis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Ruckenstein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Toronto General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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) speaks Hebrew and French.

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Clinical interests: Ear Pain, Dizziness, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, ... (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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbio include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Subbio speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. James Reilly's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Reilly's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He 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
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Marc Surkin is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Surkin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cystic fibrosis (CF), and acoustic neuroma. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Surkin has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Otolaryngology, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Surkin welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Soo Abboud's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud's clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. She is conversant in Korean.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Dr. Thaler is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaler's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Thaler speaks French.

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

Dr. Jonathan Pontell, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
303 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 1a
Wayne, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Pontell is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pontell is especially interested in cosmetic skin treatment and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Pontell honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Mark Finkelstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 245
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Finkelstein specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Finkelstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finkelstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Finkelstein takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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 is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include hoarseness, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Johnston completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Johnston is 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)

Dr. Christopher Randall Hove, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
195 W Lancaster Avenue; Suite 2
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Hove's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hove include endoscopic sinus surgery and deviated septum. Dr. Hove is affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hove accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Hove attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nose 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 area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Shah takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Dr. Frances E Marchant, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 245
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Frances Marchant works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Marchant's clinical interests: hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and dizziness. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marchant takes. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Marchant trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Pain, Hearing Test, Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
11 Industrial Boulevard; Paoli Pointe, Suite 102
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Katin specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Katin's clinical interests: hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Katin attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Katin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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: Hearing Test, Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Balance Disorders, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Tom's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Tom has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tom honors. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Tom's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tom 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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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.