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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Ashburn, VA.

Dr. Suketu Indubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
44115 Woodridge Parkway; Suite 200
Leesburg, VA
 

Dr. Suketu Patel's specialties are oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Board Certified, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Allergy
20905 Professional Plaza; Suite 330
Ashburn, VA
 

Dr. Edwin Lee is an allergist and pediatric otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Filipino, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty, Sinus Problems

Dr. Daniel Hwang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
20905 Professional Plaza; Suite 309
Ashburn, VA
 

Dr. Daniel Hwang sees patients in Reston, VA, Ashburn, VA, and Fairfax, VA. His medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Hwang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes MAMSI, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jay Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy
44320 Premier Plaza; Suite 110
Ashburn, VA
 

Dr. James Lee's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy; he sees patients in Ashburn, VA. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lee attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Mohammad Zafar Iqbal, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
46440 Benedict Drive; #112
Sterling, VA
 

Dr. Mohammad Iqbal's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Iqbal attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and Nishtar Medical College for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Iqbal's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Iqbal honors GEHA, AARP, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.