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We found 4 providers matching cochlear implant surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Douglas Bigelow specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bigelow studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Bigelow's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. Brian Dunham's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dunham has indicated that his clinical interests include airway foreign bodies. Patient ratings for Dr. Dunham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dunham is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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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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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Germiller attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He 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 professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Luv Javia works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Javia's clinical interests include vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Javia has received 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.

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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.