We found 4 providers matching cochlear implant surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Douglas C Bigelow, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Ravdin; Suite 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Bigelow is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bigelow include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Guide to America's Top Physicians 2004,2005; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 1994, 1996, 1999, 2002 Top Docs issue.

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All Interests: Ear Pain, Second Opinions, Facial Paralysis, Bone Cancer, Ear Cancer, Ear Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. John Andrew Germiller, MD, PhD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Germiller, who practices in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Germiller's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Germiller has received professional recognition including the following: CHOP IRB Service Commendation (Physician Scientist); 3rd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; and Ethel Brown Foerderer - Florence R. C. Murray New Investigator Award. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Dr. Brian Phillip Dunham, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Dunham's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dunham's clinical interests encompass airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunham has received distinctions including Best Doctors, South Jersey Magazine; Henkel Chief Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Keck Scholar under the Stanford Medical Scholars Research Program.

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All Interests: Skull Base Tumors, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies

Dr. Luv Ram Javia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Luv Javia is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chalfont, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Javia's clinical interests include vocal cord paralysis and airway foreign bodies. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javia honors. He has received the following distinctions: 2nd Place Poster, Annual Meeting of ASPO; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Continued Fellowship Award; and Howard Hughes Medical Institute - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Scholars Program.

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All Interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Stenosis, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Airway Foreign Bodies, Trachea Problems

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What is Cochlear Implant Surgery?

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that helps people with severe hearing loss. Although it does not treat deafness or restore hearing, it can help its users to better perceive sounds. For adults, a cochlear implant is typically recommended when traditional hearing aids are unhelpful. Children may also benefit from a cochlear implant if they are born deaf or do not fully develop auditory skills. Surgery to implant the device is called cochlear implant surgery.

Implantation begins with an incision behind the ear. The surgeon will make an opening in the portion of the ear responsible for hearing, called the cochlea. The internal portion of the implant is then placed under the skin and attached to the skull, and the incision is closed. Part of the device is placed externally, behind the ear, and connected to the internal portion by a magnet.

Cochlear implant surgery may take between one and four hours. Most patients may return home the same day or the following morning. After surgery, you will need to follow up with your doctor and specialists for fitting and programming of the device.

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