We found 8 head and neck surgeons near Yakima, WA.

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Dr. Rick D Gross, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1601 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. Rick Gross, who practices in Yakima, WA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Nose Surgery, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1601 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. Robert Schefter is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schefter is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
311 S 72nd Avenue
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. See Young Yang is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Yakima, WA. Dr. Yang is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1601 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. Palmer Wright is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wright's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
307 S 12th Avenue; Suite 12
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. James Abbenhaus is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3999 Englewood Avenue; Suite 201
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. Ryan Black's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1601 Creekside Loop
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. Bichngoc Nguyen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Yakima, WA. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
101 Gilbert Drive
Yakima, WA
 

Dr. James Egan is an otolaryngologist. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College 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.

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