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

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

Dr. Edwin Lee practices allergy and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Reston, VA, Ashburn, VA, and Fairfax, VA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lee attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems and sinuplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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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 is an otolaryngic allergy specialist in Reston, VA, Ashburn, VA, and Fairfax, VA. He speaks Korean. Clinical interests for Dr. Hwang include head surgery, asthma, and snoring. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hwang is an in-network provider for MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as 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 is an Ashburn, VA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Virginia Hospital Center, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and Nishtar Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Iqbal takes 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.