We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Port Richey, FL.

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Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8109 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Latorre average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and acne. 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 attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Latorre is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Stephen Barna, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
11031 Us; 19 Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Barna's specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barna include sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Barna average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Barna completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

Dr. Joseph R Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Steiniger's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Steiniger studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Hood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building I, Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Hood specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hood graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hood's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason L Swerdloff, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
8220 Us 19 North
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jason Swerdloff is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Port Richey, FL. Dr. Swerdloff's areas of expertise include chin implants, botox injection, and eyelid retraction repair. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Swerdloff average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swerdloff 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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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Chin Surgery, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mallon attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mallon speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

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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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