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 an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Cass is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: skull base tumors and ruptured eardrum. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Cass has received the distinction of Professor of the Year, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

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

Dr. Adam Terella is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Terella include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Dr. Terella is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Terella's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial Paralysis, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Clary's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Clary graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Throat Problems, Hoarseness, Larynx Cancer, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, ... (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. In his practice, Dr. Kingdom focuses on skull base tumors and nasal polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. Dr. Kingdom studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Kingdom's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Kingdom average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 - Andrew Winkler MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Andrew Winkler specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Aurora, CO and Lone Tree, CO. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Winkler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. His professional 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. Winkler accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Men's Health Issues, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cristina Cabrera-Muffly is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and hoarseness. Dr. Cabrera-Muffly is in-network for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. In addition to English, Dr. Cabrera-Muffly speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Anne Getz works as an otolaryngic allergist. In Dr. Getz's practice, she is particularly interested in skull base tumors and nasal polyps. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Getz attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: The Best Doctors in America. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Washington University Physicians.

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

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

Dr. Mona Abaza practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Abaza is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Abaza has received include Top Doctor 2011 - US News & World Report and Top Doctor, US News & World Report. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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 is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Deleyiannis include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Deleyiannis is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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.

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

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

Dr. Marcia Eustaquio is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eustaquio include tonsilitis, cancer surgery, and skull base tumors. Dr. Eustaquio is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Eustaquio's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Kenny Chan is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Chan attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan's areas of clinical interest consist of skull base tumors and ruptured eardrum. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Presidential Citation, American Triologcial Society, Eastern Section; President, American Board of Otolaryngology; and Professor of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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). Dr. Ramakrishnan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramakrishnan include skull base tumors and nasal polyps. Dr. Ramakrishnan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

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

Dr. Carol Foster practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include migraine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster takes. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Foster has received professional recognition including the following: Champion of Vestibular Medicine, Vestibular Disorders Association. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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

Dr. Julie A Goddard, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1635 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Goddard is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. In her practice, Dr. Goddard focuses on skull base tumors. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goddard accepts. Dr. Goddard's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goddard has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Salivary ... (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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Allen attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Norman Friedman, who practices in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Parker, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Friedman accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His professional affiliations include 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

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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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