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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Silverdale, WA.

Dr. Timothy Lee Clenney, MPH, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Boone Road
Bremerton, WA
 

Dr. Timothy Clenney works as an otolaryngologist. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Clenney attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, blepharoplasty, and sleep apnea. He honors Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Clenney include: resident teacher award, society of teachers of family medicine; resident scholars award, american academy of family physicians; and Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP), American Academy of Famiy Physiicians. Dr. Clenney is professionally affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Botox Injection, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Lee Cupp, EdD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Attn: Medical Staff Services; Attn: Medical Staff Services
Bremerton, WA
 

Dr. Craig Cupp's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Gig Harbor, WA, Tacoma, WA, and Bremerton, WA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cupp include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cupp trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Cupp is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Sleep Disorders, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preston Andrew Rice, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2200 N.w. Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Preston Rice is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rice average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. Dr. Rice is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rice attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Boone Road
Bremerton, WA
 

Dr. Kristina Hart is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Bremerton, WA. Dr. Hart is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Hart (or staff) speaks Sign Language and German.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2200 N.w. Myhre Road
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Todd Jones specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Jones is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Lee Henderson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2011 N.w. Myhre
Silverdale, WA
 

Dr. Jenifer Henderson's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Silverdale, WA. She is affiliated with CHI Franciscan Health. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Henderson completed her residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Henderson's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Boone Road; Otolaryngology Department
Bremerton, WA
 

Dr. Peter Killian works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Killian honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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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.