We found 6 providers matching cochlear implant surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Douglas Charles Bigelow, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Ravdin; Suite 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Bigelow's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Bigelow's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bigelow include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Guide to America's Top Physicians 2004,2005; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 1994, 1996, 1999, 2002 Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , cochlear implant surgery

All Interests: Ear Pain, Second Opinions, Facial Paralysis, Bone Cancer, Ear Cancer, Bone Problems, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Andrew Germiller, MD, PhD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Germiller works as an otolaryngologist in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Germiller has received professional recognition including the following: CHOP IRB Service Commendation (Physician Scientist); 3rd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; and Ethel Brown Foerderer - Florence R. C. Murray New Investigator Award. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery

Dr. Brian Phillip Dunham, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Dunham is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dunham graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests encompass airway foreign bodies. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dunham is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine; Henkel Chief Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Keck Scholar under the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cochlear implant surgery

All Interests: Skull Base Tumors, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies

Dr. Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Division of Otolaryngology; 1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ken Kazahaya specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include airway foreign bodies and thyroid nodules. Dr. Kazahaya is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kazahaya accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Top Docs for Kids; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Armada Certified Specialty Physician.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Sri Kiran Chennupati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sri Chennupati sees patients in Allentown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna. Dr. Chennupati studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chennupati is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ossiculoplasty

Dr. Luv Ram Javia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Luv Javia's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Javia attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stenosis, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies, Trachea Problems

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What is Cochlear Implant Surgery?

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that helps people with severe hearing loss. Although it does not treat deafness or restore hearing, it can help its users to better perceive sounds. For adults, a cochlear implant is typically recommended when traditional hearing aids are unhelpful. Children may also benefit from a cochlear implant if they are born deaf or do not fully develop auditory skills. Surgery to implant the device is called cochlear implant surgery.

Implantation begins with an incision behind the ear. The surgeon will make an opening in the portion of the ear responsible for hearing, called the cochlea. The internal portion of the implant is then placed under the skin and attached to the skull, and the incision is closed. Part of the device is placed externally, behind the ear, and connected to the internal portion by a magnet.

Cochlear implant surgery may take between one and four hours. Most patients may return home the same day or the following morning. After surgery, you will need to follow up with your doctor and specialists for fitting and programming of the device.

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