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We found 12 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Gilbert, AZ.

Dr. Thomas Dale Shellenberger, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
2946 E Banner Gateway Drive; #450
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Thomas Shellenberger specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Shellenberger's areas of expertise consist of thyroid cancer and skin cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shellenberger trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Skin Cancer

Dr. Brian Evan Trainor, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3420 S Mercy Road; Suite 107
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Brian Trainor works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Gilbert, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Casa Grande, AZ. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Union Hospital, New Jersey and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Trainor is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Francis Mancuso, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 S. Dobson Road; Suite 305
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Robert Mancuso is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Mancuso is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mancuso trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Phoenix Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 S. Dobson Road; Suite 305
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Janelle Engel's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Engel attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engel accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3485 S Mercy Road; Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Veena Vats specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Vats average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vats attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 S. Dobson Road; Suite 305
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Nathan Page works as an otolaryngologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Page is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 S. Dobson Road; Suite 305
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Glenn Rothman works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rothman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rothman attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rothman is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3420 S Mercy Road; Suite 107
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Tracey Knott specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Knott is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Knott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Knott attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 S. Dobson Road; Suite 305
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Manikandan Sugumaran's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sugumaran takes. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
726 N Greenfield Road; Suite 101
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Thomas Ketterer is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Mesa, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ketterer graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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Dr. Homan Mostafavi, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3420 S Mercy Road; Suite 107
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. Homan Mostafavi's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mostafavi is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mostafavi is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital's residency program.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2680 S Val Vista Drive; Suite 175
Gilbert, AZ
 

Dr. James Reidy specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Gilbert, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Reidy average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 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.