We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Layton, UT.

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Dr. John Bret Bitner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2121 N 1700 W
Layton, UT
 

Dr. John Bitner is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Layton, UT. Dr. Bitner is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bitner include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, Laser ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2255 N 1700 W; Suite 200
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Bryan Wilcox, who practices in Layton, UT, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilcox honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Dr. Richard Neil Vanleeuwen, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2121 N 1700 W
Layton, UT
 

Dr. R. Vanleeuwen's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Layton, UT. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Vanleeuwen is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Nose Surgery, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2075 University Park Boulevard
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Alexander Ramirez's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2121 N 1700 W
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Robert Mellor works as an otolaryngologist in Layton, UT. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mellor studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2121 N 1700 W
Layton, UT
 

Dr. Bryan Richards is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Layton, UT. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Richards graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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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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