We found 12 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Pearlman David Hicks Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2360 Long Beach Blvde.
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Pearlman Hicks is a hand surgeon, trauma surgeon, and pediatric plastic surgeon. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hicks trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Hicks average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hicks include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joni Kristin Doherty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
770 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 101
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joni Doherty's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Doherty speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doherty include dizziness and ear infection. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Adventist Health System. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Doherty attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doherty welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Ear Infection, Ear Problems

Dr. Keith A Hurvitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
2880 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 290
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Keith Hurvitz's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Hurvitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Hurvitz's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hurvitz completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hurvitz has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hurvitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Nenghong Ge, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Norman Ge's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Long Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Ge graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, cheek (mid-face) lift, and non-surgical facelift. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ge has received the distinction of American Society of Neurotology Trainee Award. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Ge's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza and VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Restylane Lyft, Dysport ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Dorian Furze, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alexis Furze is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Furze include cheek (mid-face) lift, sleep apnea, and radiesse. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Furze graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Furze trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathy Yu-Syken, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Yu is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include sinuplasty. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu accepts. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Jeffrey M Joseph, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include xeomin injection, cheek (mid-face) lift, and radiesse. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Joseph trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Joseph include: RealSelf Top Doctor and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse William Tan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 225
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jesse Tan is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include robotic surgery. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan honors. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tan has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Chung-Kai Huoh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
770 Pacific Coast Highway
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Huoh is a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Huoh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Huoh attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Huoh accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: ABEA Seymour R. Cohen Pediatric Laryngology Research Award; UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Grant; and Alpha Omega Alpha 2007 Triological Society Western Section Shirley Baron Resident Research Award.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 225
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Tan is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Tan has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Namrata Varma, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Namrata Varma is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Long Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Varma is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Varma (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Varma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
433 E Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Alyn Kim, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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