We found 4 providers matching neck surgery and who accept Harvard Pilgrim SSN near Boston, MA.
Dr. Randall Gaz is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in head and neck surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaz's areas of expertise include hyperparathyroidism, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Gaz is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gaz include: Howard Hughes Med Inst. Research Assistanceship; Claude E. Welch Surgery Research Fellowship; and Mass General Hops. Endocrine Surg. Research Fellow MIT Visiting Scientist MIT Phi Lambda Upsilon. Dr. Gaz (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German.
Relevant Interests: , Parathyroid Surgery
All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Surgery
Dr. Richard Hodin is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Hodin (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hodin include cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hodin studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Hodin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Hodin has received distinctions including The One Hundred, MGH Cancer Center; Boston Super Doctors; and American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Parathyroid Surgery
All Interests: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Endocrine Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Adrenal Cancer, Parathyroid Surgery, G ... (Read more)
Dr. Michael Yaremchuk works as a plastic surgeon in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yaremchuk include dermabrasion, voluma, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Yaremchuk's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His distinctions include: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare; and The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Yaremchuk is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Doubl ... (Read more)
Dr. David Brewster is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: bypass surgery, renal vascular disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brewster is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Brewster attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Journal of the American College of Surgeons President, New England Society for Vascular Surgery.; and Editorial Board, Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Relevant Interests: , Carotid Endarterectomy
All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Renal Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins, Carotid Endarterectomy, Aorta Surgery
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 15
- Charge (avg.): $5,741
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,114
carotid, vertebral, or transcervical subclavian endarterectomy and who accept Harvard Pilgrim SSN (7)
pediatric ear, nose and throat specialists who accept Harvard Pilgrim SSN (31), head and neck surgeons who accept Harvard Pilgrim SSN (227)?
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.
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.