We found 3 providers with an interest in throat problems and who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near San Francisco, CA.
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Dr. Anna Meyer's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In her practice, Dr. Meyer focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Meyer attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.
Relevant Interests: , Throat Problems
All Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems
Dr. Kristina Rosbe is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Rosbe's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, throat problems, and hearing loss. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosbe studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Rosbe trained at UNC Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Throat Problems
All Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Jesse Liu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and colorectal cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , Barrett's Esophagus
All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Pept ... (Read more)
pediatric ear, nose and throat specialists who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO (6), head and neck surgeons who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO (102)?
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.