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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 an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Bigelow's clinical interests: 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bigelow has received 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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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. John Germiller's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Germiller graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Brian Dunham is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dunham's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include airway foreign bodies. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunham's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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

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

Dr. Ken Kazahaya works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kazahaya include airway foreign bodies and thyroid nodules. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kazahaya obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kazahaya has received professional recognition including the following: 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). He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chennupati honors Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Chalfont, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Javia obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Dr. Javia 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.