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

Dr. Douglas Bigelow is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bigelow's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. 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. Bigelow honors. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Bigelow has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $25,649
  • Medicare Cost: $1,294
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Dunham specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Dunham at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in airway foreign bodies. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Dunham is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dunham 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. Dr. Dunham is professionally 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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Germiller is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Germiller is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Germiller attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Germiller include: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , cochlear implant surgery

All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Division of Otolaryngology; 1 Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ken Kazahaya's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, Dr. Kazahaya focuses on airway foreign bodies and thyroid nodules. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kazahaya at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kazahaya attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kazahaya has received the following distinctions: Top Docs for Kids; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Armada Certified Specialty Physician. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cochlear implant surgery

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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Chennupati performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ossiculoplasty

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Luv Javia works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Chalfont, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Javia studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His areas of expertise include vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. Dr. Javia is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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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Relevant Interests: , cochlear implant surgery

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.