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We found 93 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Heman-Ackah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), hoarseness, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heman-Ackah's office for an appointment. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Heman-Ackah completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Voice Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, ear infection, and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Willcox obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Willcox's average rating from his patients is 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 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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Pribitkin include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Pribitkin is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pribitkin attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pribitkin trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally 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. Joseph R Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Spiegel specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Spiegel attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Spiegel is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Spiegel accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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 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. 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. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rassekh trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. Dr. Rassekh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rassekh has received the following distinction: 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. Marc Robert Rosen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Rosen is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His 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 pituitary tumor. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He 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. Michael Jay Ruckenstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, 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. 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 facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Heffelfinger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Heffelfinger trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. William Keane's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Keane include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and thyroid cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Keane include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally 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. David Michael Cognetti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Cognetti sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Cognetti include laryngoscopy with biopsy, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Patients rated Dr. Cognetti highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Howard Krein specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krein include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Krein takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received the distinction of 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 an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. O'Malley attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Malley include cancer surgery, skull base surgery, and sinus cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including 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 hospital/clinic 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, Salivary ... (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). Patient ratings for Dr. Weinstein average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weinstein's clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital, Dr. Weinstein attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Weinstein's distinctions include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Curry's areas of expertise include laryngoscopy with biopsy, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curry studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Cannady at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cannady honors. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (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.