We found 3 providers matching ear surgery and who accept Anthem HMO near Sacramento, CA.
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Dr. Travis Tollefson, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Mather, CA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tollefson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Tollefson completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Western States Director-elect. His professional affiliations include Sutter Roseville Medical Center and VA Northern California Health Care System.
Relevant Interests: , Ear Surgery, Ear Lobe Surgery
All Interests: Dermabrasion, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, Rest ... (Read more)
Dr. Lee Pu's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Pu's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Pu attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University. He is conversant in Mandarin.
Relevant Interests: , Ear Surgery, Ear Reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Re ... (Read more)
Dr. Granger Wong's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Ear Lobe Surgery
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Aug ... (Read more)
pediatric ear, nose and throat specialists who accept Anthem HMO (3), facial plastic surgeons who accept Anthem HMO (7)?
- Cosmetic surgery, intended to enhance the appearance. These procedures are usually considered elective, although they can be psychologically very important to patients. Cosmetic procedures seek to increase physical beauty, and can include facelifts, liposuction, and nose jobs.
- Reconstructive surgery, to correct the appearance. Often these procedures are considered medically necessary and treat patients who are experiencing negative effects due to an aspect of their appearance. Procedures that can be considered reconstructive may include the removal of birthmarks and scars, repairs after serious accidents, and the correction of problems such as cleft palate.
- Medical treatments that do not involve surgery. This category of procedures includes Botox, wrinkle treatments, injectable fillers, or medical skin products.
Otologists/neurotologists are otolaryngologists, or ear nose and throat doctors, that specifically treat problems affecting the ears or balance. They may also treat tumors and nerve disorders that affect the area surrounding the structure of the ear, such as the temporal bone or base of the skull. Otologists/neurotologists have an interest in neurological ear problems, or disorders affecting the way the ear connects to the brain. These specialists offer both medical and surgical treatment, and they typically treat both adults and children.
The specialty may be referred to as otology/neurotology, otology and neurotology, otoneurology, neuro-otology, or sometimes simply as “O/N.” All of these titles refer to physicians who treat disorders that afflict balance, the ear, and the bones and nerves surrounding the ear. Examples of some of the conditions treated by otologist/neurotologists include:
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Infectious diseases of the ear
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Facial and cranial nerve disorders
- Tumor at the base of the skull
- Acoustic neuroma, or a tumor within the ear
- Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes balance problems and a ringing sound
- Placement of cochlear implants
- Vestibular function disorders, which interfere with the sense of motion and balance
- Encephalocele or meningocele, where the brain bulges into the ear canal
These disorders are more than just typical hearing loss. They can severely impact quality of life, or in some cases even be life-threatening. Otologists/neurotologists are uniquely specialized doctors who work closely with related specialists such as audiologists and neurosurgeons to help patients with balance, ear, and nerve problems.
Otolaryngologists are also called 'ENTs' because their area of specialty is the ears, nose, and throat. Otolaryngologists treat most of the diseases and disorders that affect the head or neck. They can provide routine medical care, such as giving hearing tests or treating chronic conditions such as allergies. Otolaryngologists also perform a number of surgeries on the head and neck. Some of the illnesses and issues that otolaryngologists treat include:
- Ear problems - hearing loss, infections, tinnitus or ringing on the ears, balance disorders, trauma or fracture of the temporal bone, prominent or large ears (using 'ear pinning' plastic surgery)
- Nose issues - sinus infections, allergies, nasal polyps, smell disorders
- Throat issues - voice and swallowing problems, infections or trauma to the larynx or esophagus, sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea)
- Head and neck problems - infections, trauma, tumors, conditions requiring plastic surgery
Because they perform so many delicate surgeries of the face, otolaryngologists are often sought out as plastic surgeons when facial surgery is required. Their specialized knowledge of the anatomy of the head and face can make a real difference in the outcome of a surgery, from a brow lift to a total facial reconstruction after trauma.