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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Bigelow include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Bigelow is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bigelow 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an otolaryngologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunham include airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Dunham takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Germiller completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Germiller is 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. His clinical interests include vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Javia attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Javia accepts 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.

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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.