We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Ocala, FL.

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Dr. Leonik Angelo Ahumada, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Leonik Ahumada works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Ocala, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahumada's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Munroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ahumada is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. James Henry Rogers, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. James Rogers is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Rogers an average rating of 5.0 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. Rogers has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Ocala Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navinderdeep Singh Nijher, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3320 Sw 34th Circle
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Navinderdeep Nijher's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Ocala, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nijher include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Nijher is affiliated with Munroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Nijher has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Bald practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Ocala, FL. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Bald attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bald honors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Charles Grayson practices otolaryngic allergy. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Grayson attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Jose Luis Jiron Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Jose Jiron is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Ocala, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jiron honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Schmidt's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt honors.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2120 Sw 22nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Scott Nadenik sees patients in Ocala, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Nadenik studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2651 Sw 32nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Rangaswamy Asokan's specialties are hand surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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