We found 35 head and neck surgeons near Durham, NC.

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Dr. Matthew D. Ellison M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Matthew Ellison's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ellison performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Chan Woo Park M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Chan Park is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Park accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He speaks Korean. Dr. Park is affiliated with Duke Health, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Dr. Debara L. Tucci M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
40 Duke Medicine Circle; Clinic 1f
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Debara Tucci is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Durham, NC. She has a special interest in ear surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Tucci attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery

Dr. David Woojin Jang MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Jang, who practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Jang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Charles R. Woodard MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Charles Woodard's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in facial problems. Dr. Woodard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Patient ratings for Dr. Woodard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodard honors.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems

Walter T. Lee MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1000 Trent Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Walter Lee, who practices in Durham, NC, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Dane Michael Barrett MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
2400 Pratt Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Dane Barrett, who practices in Durham, NC, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Barrett include dermabrasion, kybella injection, and restylane. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Barrett attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Barrett speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Duke Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Kybella Injection, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Restylane Silk, Rhinoplasty, ... (Read more)

Ramon Esclamado M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Ramon Esclamado sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Esclamado graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center.

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David Witsell M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Witsell sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Witsell attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center.

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David M. Kaylie MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3.25 stars (6 ratings)
1000 Trent Drive
Durham, NC
 

Dr. David Kaylie's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kaylie is especially interested in ear surgery. He is affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery

Dr. John Charles Finn M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.41 stars (38 ratings)
5821 Farrington Road; Suite 101
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. J. Finn specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Finn's areas of expertise include kybella injection, botox injection, and septoplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Finn performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Russel Kahmke
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Russel Kahmke is a plastic surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Kahmke is especially interested in endocrine surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kahmke is professionally affiliated with Duke Health.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery

Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.6 stars (5 ratings)
3643 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Sarah Hodges practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Durham, NC. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her professional training, Dr. Hodges completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Medicare insurance. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hodges is professionally affiliated with Duke Health.

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Ms. Sheila Ellen Ryan M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3.85 stars (5 ratings)
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Sheila Ryan's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Ryan average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Ryan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Ryan attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

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Seth Morris Cohen MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Seth Cohen works as an otolaryngologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Health and Durham VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more.

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Howard Wayne Francis M.D.
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
average rating 4.33 stars (3 ratings)
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Howard Francis is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Francis graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include ear surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Francis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Duke Health.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery

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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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