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

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

Dr. Glenn Herrmann's areas of specialization are hand surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Lafayette, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Herrmann include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Herrmann takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Herrmann is affiliated with Centura Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Justin King's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. King is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
403 Summit Boulevard
Broomfield, CO
 

Dr. Michael Vidas is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vidas honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Vidas attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He 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 surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Thornton, CO. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Peller is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. Jonathan Mills is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Highlands Ranch, CO and Broomfield, CO. Dr. Mills is affiliated with Centura Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
280 Exempla Circle
Lafayette, CO
 

Dr. Kimberly Lundstrom is an otolaryngologist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Lundstrom attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school.

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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.