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We found 29 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver near Aurora, CO.

UCHealth - Stephen Cass MD, MPH
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Stephen Cass is a specialist in otology and neurotology. His clinical interests include skull base tumors and ruptured eardrum. Dr. Cass is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cass has received the following distinction: Professor of the Year, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Ear Infection, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, Throat Problems, Balance ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Adam Terella MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
13100 East Colfax; Unit 70
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Adam Terella practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass injuries and wounds. Dr. Terella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terella accepts. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Terella completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Resident Research Award, University of Colorado, Department of Otolaryngology; John Dewey Honors Scholar, University of Vermont; and John Dewey Honors Scholar 2001 - University of Vermont.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Facial Paralysis, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Throat ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Matthew Clary MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Clary practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's residency program. Dr. Clary's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clary takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Throat Problems, Hoarseness, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Swallowing ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Andrew Winkler MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Andrew Winkler is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Winkler's clinical interests include men's health issues. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Winkler's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Steroid Injections, Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Men's Health Issues, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Todd Kingdom MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Todd Kingdom is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Kingdom average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kingdom focuses on skull base tumors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kingdom attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kingdom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kingdom include: President's Award, University of Colorado Hospital; Top Doctor, 5280 magazine (2006) Also awarded in (2007) (2008) (2009) (2010) (2011); and Presidential Citation, American Rhinologic Society (2006) Also awarded in (2008).

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Endoscopic Surgery, Throat Problems, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Cristina Cabrera-Muffly MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Cristina Cabrera-Muffly's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cabrera-Muffly include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and hoarseness. Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabrera-Muffly takes. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tinnitus, Ear Infection, Ruptured Eardrum, Throat Problems, Hoarseness, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcia Elaine Orr Orr Eustaquio, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1635 Aurora Court; Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Marcia Eustaquio is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Dr. Eustaquio studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her clinical interests include tonsilitis, cancer surgery, and skull base tumors. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tumor, Ear Infection, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Mona Abaza MD, MS
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Mona Abaza's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Abaza attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Abaza has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abaza takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abaza include: Top Doctor 2011 - US News & World Report and Top Doctor, US News & World Report.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Swallowing Problems, Professional Voice Problems

Dr. Frederic White-Brown Deleyiannis, MPH, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Frederic Deleyiannis' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deleyiannis graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Deleyiannis include: America's Top Doctors, Plastic Surgery 2014 - Castle Connoly's; Denver's Top Doctors, Plastic Surgery (Head and Neck) 2014 - 5280 Magazine; and America's Top Doctors, Plastic Surgery 2015 - Castle Connoly's Guide. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Facial Paralysis, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Elizabeth Getz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Anne Getz specializes in otolaryngic allergy and practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. She is especially interested in skull base tumors. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Getz obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the distinction of The Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Throat Problems, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Ear Problems, Skull ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Carter Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Allen sees patients in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Broomfield, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Allen attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenny Hak-Lun Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Kenny Chan specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Aurora, CO, Parker, CO, and Highlands Ranch, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include skull base tumors and ruptured eardrum. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Chan performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chan include: Presidential Citation, American Triologcial Society, Eastern Section; President, American Board of Otolaryngology; and Professor of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Ruptured Eardrum, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Skull ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Vijay Ramakrishnan MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Vijay Ramakrishnan is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in skull base tumors. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ramakrishnan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Ear Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Ralph Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Norman Friedman is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and sleep medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Friedman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Sleep Disorders, Hearing Loss, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Stephen Sean Newton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Stephen Newton's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and hoarseness. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Newton attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tinnitus, Tumor, Ear Infection, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, Throat ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Carol Foster MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Carol Foster's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a special interest in migraine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Foster attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Champion of Vestibular Medicine, Vestibular Disorders Association. Dr. Foster's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Dizziness, Throat Problems, Migraine, Nose Problems, Vertigo

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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.