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

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

Dr. Edwin Lee works as an allergist and pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid problems and sinuplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Lee is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Korean, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty

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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of cleft lip and palate repair and jaw surgery. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Board Certified, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Jaw Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Jaw Surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Hwang is a medical specialist in otolaryngic allergy. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of head surgery, asthma, and snoring. MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwang takes. Dr. Hwang graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Hwang's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (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 is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Lee has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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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. M. Iqbal's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Iqbal is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Iqbal's areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He accepts GEHA, AARP, Anthem, and more. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Iqbal attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Persian.

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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.

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