We found 5 providers with an interest in neck problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Palm Harbor, FL.
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Dr. Sang Choi's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. Dr. Choi's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Choi's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Neck Problems
All Interests: Auto Injuries, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Trigger Point Injec ... (Read more)
Dr. John Shim's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Shim studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Shim trained at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Shim's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Problems
All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Sho ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Torke is an orthopedist. Dr. Torke's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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 Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Torke is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Neck Problems
All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeleta ... (Read more)
Dr. Allan Spiegel's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include back pain, sciatica, and vertigo. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, Dr. Spiegel completed his residency training at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He has received a 3.5 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.
Relevant Interests: , Neck Problems
All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Back Pain, Vertigo, Alzheimer's Disease, Headache, Hyperbari ... (Read more)
Dr. Ronald Williams' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Williams at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include steroid injections, amputation, and carpal tunnel surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors. Before completing his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Williams attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , Neck Pain
All Interests: Elbow Pain, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow Fracture, Knee Pain, Wrist Replacement, Neck Pai ... (Read more)
pediatric ear, nose and throat specialists who accept United Healthcare Silver (1), head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare Silver (16)?
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.