We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Boulder, CO.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite 130
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Justin King's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. King trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite 130
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. David Morrissey's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Morrissey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morrissey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite 130
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Donald Maschka's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Maschka is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Maschka attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maschka trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite 130
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Andrew Goldman's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Centura Health. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Goldman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite 130
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. James Warren is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Warren has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2750 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Mark Hunter works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Boulder, CO. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2750 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. William Lillydahl is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Lillydahl is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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