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

Dr. Douglas C 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). Dr. Bigelow studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Bigelow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

Dr. Brian Dunham's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in airway foreign bodies. Dr. Dunham is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunham's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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.

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

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

Dr. John Germiller's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Germiller attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His distinctions 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. Dr. Germiller is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Cochlear Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Luv Javia is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Javia is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he 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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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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