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We found 9 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. King is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, CO).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Donald Maschka sees patients in Boulder, CO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Maschka attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. David Morrissey is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Longmont United Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Boulder Community Hospital. Dr. Morrissey is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Angela Paddack is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paddack accepts. Dr. Paddack studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; #130
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Andrew Goldman's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Boulder, CO. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Longmont United Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Boulder Community Hospital.

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

Dr. James Warren is a Boulder, CO physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Warren's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Longmont United Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Boulder Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Kenneth Thomas Bellian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Kenneth Bellian is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellian takes. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Mark Hunter's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hunter is professionally affiliated with Albany Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Albany Medical College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2750 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. William Lillydahl's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Lillydahl's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lillydahl's professional affiliations include Boulder Medical Center, Boulder Community Hospital, and Avista Adventist Hospital.

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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.