We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity near Broomfield, CO.

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Dr. Glenn Eric Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
120 Old Laramie Trail
Lafayette, CO
 

Dr. Glenn Herrmann is a head and neck plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Herrmann is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herrmann's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Herrmann attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
403 Summit Boulevard; Suite 204
Broomfield, CO
 

Dr. Justin King works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. King honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. King attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
403 Summit Boulevard
Broomfield, CO
 

Dr. Michael Vidas is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vidas honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vidas is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9141 Grant Street; Suite 240
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Douglas Peller is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Thornton, CO. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Peller is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
403 Summit Boulevard; Suite 204
Broomfield, CO
 

Dr. Jonathan Mills' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Mills graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
280 Exempla Circle
Lafayette, CO
 

Dr. Kimberly Lundstrom works as an otolaryngologist in Lafayette, CO. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Lundstrom completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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