We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Quincy, MA.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
500 Congress Street; Suite 2b
Quincy, MA

Dr. Edward Reardon's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include salivary gland problems. Dr. Reardon is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon's professional affiliations include Carney Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton, and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Reardon is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Salivary Gland Problems

Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.82 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
500 Congress Street; Suite 2b
Quincy, MA

Dr. Paul Konowitz works as an otolaryngologist in Quincy, MA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Konowitz's areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Carney Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton, and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Konowitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Konowitz completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Montgomery Resident Teaching Award, Mass Eye and Ear.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
500 Congress Street; Suite 2b
Quincy, MA

Dr. Mandana Namiranian's specialties are general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She practices in Quincy, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Namiranian average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Namiranian accepts. Dr. Namiranian is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Karolinska Institute. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Namiranian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish and Persian.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
825 Main Street
Weymouth, MA

Dr. David Kam works as an otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kam takes. Dr. Kam attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. His distinctions include: American Academy of Gold Foil Operators. Special Achievement Award, Operative Dentistry; American College of Dentist Award; and New England Otolaryngology Presentation Award. In addition to English, Dr. Kam speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Carney Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton, and South Shore Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kam's office for an appointment.

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Raffi Dersarkissian MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (43 ratings)
500 Congress Street; Suite 2a
Quincy, MA

Dr. Raffi Der-Sarkissian is a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Der-Sarkissian is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Der-Sarkissian accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Prudential (PruCare), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His distinctions include: Sub-Board Certification In Facial Plastic & Recon- Structive Surgery (board Of Surgery); New England Otolaryngological Society First Prize Resident Presentation- spring Meeting; and New England Otolaryngological Society First Prize Resident Presentation- fall Meeting. Dr. Der-Sarkissian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and French. He is affiliated with Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Dr. Der-Sarkissian is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.63 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
825 Main Street
Weymouth, MA

Dr. Richard Hill practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Weymouth, MA. Patients rated Dr. Hill highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the distinction of 25 Years of Service at South Shore Hospital. His professional affiliations include Steward Satellite Emergency Facility - Quincy, Carney Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Milton. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hill's office for an appointment.

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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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