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Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 N. Bedford Street
East Bridgewater, MA
 

Dr. Hani Ibrahim is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ibrahim is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ibrahim accepts. Dr. Ibrahim is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ibrahim include: Basic Science Research Award-June and Miller Scholarship. He is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Steward Satellite Emergency Facility - Quincy, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton (BID - Milton), and South Shore Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jagdish K Dhingra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. Jagdish Dhingra is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dhingra is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Dhingra trained at Tufts Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dhingra include: Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England; Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; and Gold Meal (DLO) Delhi Univ, Delhi India, .. He is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dhingra welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. H. Snyder's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Snyder has received distinctions including Teaching Staff Harvard Medical School Founder and Chairman, Medical Missions for Children.; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Teaching Staff, Tufts University Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Seema V Byahatti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. Seema Byahatti specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Byahatti is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Byahatti's medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellow - American Academy Of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Fellow - American College Of Surgeons. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Russell S Shu, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
35 Pearl Street
Brockton, MA
 

Dr. Russell Shu is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shu honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Shu has received the following distinctions: Good Samaritan Med Cntr 2001-Current, Asst Clinical Prof, Tufts University; Samaritan Medical Center Chief of Otolaryngology, Head, Neck Surgery; and And numerous other awards and Honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He welcomes new patients.

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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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