We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Saint Augustine, FL.

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Dr. Deirdre Smith Leake, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1750 Tree Boulevard; Suite 10
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Leake is a Saint Augustine, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Leake attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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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Dr. Kalpana S De Pasquale, MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 Plantation Island Drive S; Ste 401a; Street
Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Kalpana Depasquale practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Depasquale at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, eyelid surgery, and birthmark removal. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Facelift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Revision Rhinoplasty, Neck Problems, Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3 San Bartola Drive
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Taliaferro specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Saint Augustine, FL. Dr. Taliaferro is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3 San Bartola Drive
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Robert Miller is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1301 Plantation Island Drive S; Suite 101
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Johnson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Johnson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 Health Park Boulevard; Suite 323
St Augustine, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Witten is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Witten is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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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