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We found 92 head and neck surgeons who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
25 Bala Avenue; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, 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. Thomas Odiorne Willcox Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Willcox's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Willcox's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hearing loss, ear infection, and acoustic neuroma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willcox honors. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Willcox trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Willcox has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Willcox's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Ear Infection, Acoustic Neuroma, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmund A Pribitkin, MBA, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edmund Pribitkin is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Pribitkin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pribitkin include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Postpartum Thyroiditis, Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Rosen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Rosen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rosen has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Septoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Spiegel sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Spiegel is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Botox Injection, Laryngeal ... (Read more)

Dr. Oren Friedman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Oren Friedman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Friedman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman 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. Christopher Habib Rassekh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rassekh's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Rassekh's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rassekh honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

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Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Hyperparathyroidism, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Laryngoscopy, Salivary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jay Ruckenstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ruckenstein is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ruckenstein has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

Dr. Ryan Neil Heffelfinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffelfinger include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Heffelfinger is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heffelfinger takes.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Lift, Botox Injection, Heart Valve Repair, Rhinoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Martin Keane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Keane specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Keane's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Keane completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Parotidectomy, Postpartum Thyroiditis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard D Krein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Krein's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Krein's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Krein is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Facial Paralysis, Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Bert William OMalley Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bert O'Malley is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. O'Malley obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, salivary gland tumor, and skull base surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Sinus Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Sinus Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Seth Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Ravdin; 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Weinstein's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Weinstein has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue, 2004 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Clinical interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Jaw Surgery, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Mathias Curry, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Curry specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Curry is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include salivary gland tumor, laryngoscopy with biopsy, and hyperthyroidism. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Curry's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Parotidectomy, Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Bernard Cannady, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Cannady practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Dr. Cannady is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cannady has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. 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: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Michael Cognetti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Cognetti, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: salivary gland tumor, laryngoscopy with biopsy, and hyperthyroidism. The average patient rating for Dr. Cognetti is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cognetti accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Cognetti is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Parotidectomy, Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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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.