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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 medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Board Certified, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus.

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

Dr. Edwin Lee's specialties are allergy and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He practices in Reston, VA, Ashburn, VA, and Fairfax, VA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems and sinuplasty. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty

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

Dr. Daniel Hwang practices otolaryngic allergy. In addition to English, Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. His areas of clinical interest consist of head surgery, asthma, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Hwang's residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery, otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts MultiPlan, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic 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. Mohammad Iqbal practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Arlington, VA and Sterling, VA. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iqbal include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and Nishtar Medical College. He trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Iqbal has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts GEHA, AARP, Anthem, and more.

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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.