We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. David Ernest Ellison, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. David Ellison's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ellison is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Ellison attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ellison has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Joshua S Sckolnick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Sckolnick is an otolaryngologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sckolnick attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sckolnick is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sckolnick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Emily E Crozier, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drie; 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Emily Crozier works as an otolaryngologist in Burlingame, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crozier honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crozier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Elizabeth Anne Zambricki, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 3
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Zambricki's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zambricki takes. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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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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