We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Jupiter, FL.
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Dr. Mark Agrama is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Agrama has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.
Dr. Jeffrey Alperstein is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Jupiter Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alperstein honors. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Beth Israel Medical Center for residency.
Dr. John Li is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Li graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.
Dr. Curtis Emmer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in West Palm Beach, FL and Jupiter, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Emmer is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Jean-Paul Azzi is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Azzi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.
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.