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We found 91 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heman-Ackah's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heman-Ackah accepts. Dr. Heman-Ackah is accepting new patients. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Heman-Ackah speaks French.

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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 areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Willcox include hearing loss, ear infection, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Willcox studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willcox accepts. Dr. Willcox has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pribitkin attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Pribitkin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pribitkin takes 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. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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. Dr. Rosen is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rosen has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Spiegel is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spiegel's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

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

Dr. Oren Friedman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Friedman is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Friedman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Friedman has received include 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. Christopher Habib Rassekh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rassekh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rassekh include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Rassekh performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. He has received the distinction of Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include facial problems, cancer surgery, and otosclerosis. Dr. Ruckenstein's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ruckenstein's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and 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) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. He is 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. William Martin Keane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Keane is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and thyroid cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keane honors. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Keane has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with 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. Mauritis Steven Boon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mauritis Boon is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Boon is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boon include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boon honors. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Boon has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Esophageal Manometry, ... (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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Heffelfinger graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffelfinger include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Heffelfinger is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Howard Krein is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krein include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Krein's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Patients rated Dr. Krein highly, giving him 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Lift, Botox Injection, Heart Valve Repair, Rhinoplasty, ... (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). These areas are among Dr. O'Malley's clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland tumor, and sinus cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. O'Malley include: 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. Dr. O'Malley's 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, Salivary Gland Tumor, Sinus Problems, Skull Base Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Weinstein is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Weinstein a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital. He 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. Dr. Weinstein's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Curry include thyroid cancer, tonsil cancer, and glossectomy (tongue removal). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Curry is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Curry completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aslanidis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aslanidis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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.