We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield HMO near Burlingame, CA.

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Dr. Jennifer F Bock-Hughes, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Bock-Hughes is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bock-Hughes include endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bock-Hughes honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bock-Hughes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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. Christina Laane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 704
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Christina Laane works as an otolaryngologist in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her areas of expertise include sinus surgery. Dr. Laane takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Laane (or staff) speaks Estonian and German. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Laane is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S. Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Theresa Gurney is an otolaryngologist in Soquel, CA and San Mateo, CA. She is affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Gurney attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Gurney is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 301
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Kelly specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Kelly completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Kelly welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Terri Chipman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in San Mateo, CA. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Albert Geller works as an otolaryngologist in San Mateo, CA. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Geller is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1501 Trousdale Drive; 3rd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Helena Yip works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Yip studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Yip completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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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