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

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

Dr. Adam Terella's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Lone Tree, CO, Aurora, CO, and Denver, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Terella is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Terella graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. 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: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial Paralysis, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Cass is an otologist and neurotologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skull base tumors and ruptured eardrum. Dr. Cass's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Cass is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of 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 - Andrew Winkler MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Andrew Winkler's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Winkler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Winkler graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. 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: Dermabrasion, Men's Health Issues, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Clary specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clary is in-network for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Clary trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. 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, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Todd Kingdom's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kingdom include skull base tumors. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kingdom is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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). Dr. Kingdom's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Lone Tree, CO and Aurora, CO. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cabrera-Muffly include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and hoarseness. Dr. Cabrera-Muffly accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Mona Abaza specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The average patient rating for Dr. Abaza is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abaza 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. Marcia Elaine Orr Orr Eustaquio, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1635 Aurora Court; Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Marcia Eustaquio works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eustaquio include tonsilitis, cancer surgery, and skull base tumors. Dr. Eustaquio's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Eustaquio completed residency programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is in-network for 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. Anne Elizabeth Getz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Anne Getz works as an otolaryngic allergist in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Getz include skull base tumors. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She has received the following distinction: The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Getz 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)

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

Dr. Frederic Deleyiannis, who practices in Aurora, CO and Broomfield, CO, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Deleyiannis completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Deleyiannis's professional 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. Gregory Carter Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Allen works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Aurora, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Broomfield, CO. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Allen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass skull base tumors and ruptured eardrum. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. He has received distinctions including Presidential Citation, American Triologcial Society, Eastern Section; President, American Board of Otolaryngology; and Professor of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramakrishnan include skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Ramakrishnan attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Newton works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Newton include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and hoarseness. Dr. Newton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Newton's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Norman Friedman's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and sleep medicine. He studied medicine at 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is 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

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

Dr. Carol Foster is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Foster's areas of expertise include migraine. Her professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and 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.

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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.
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