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We found 24 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Colorado Springs, CO.

Dr. John Robert Burroughs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
111 East Polk Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. John Burroughs is an oculoplastic surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Colorado Springs, CO and Pueblo, CO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures and eye problems. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Burroughs completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Burroughs is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Stephen Sean Newton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Stephen Newton sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO and Aurora, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Newton include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and hoarseness. Dr. Newton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. Joseph Lewis Romett, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Romett sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Romett attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Dr. Barton Edward Knox, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Barton Knox works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knox takes. Dr. Knox graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Knox's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. Edgar Blackman Galloway III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Edgar Galloway sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Galloway a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Galloway completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. John Christopher Pruitt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle; #300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. John Pruitt, who practices in Colorado Springs, CO, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Pruitt trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pruitt honors. He is affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. Allison Marie Dobbie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Allison Dobbie is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Dobbie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dobbie honors.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Surgical Procedures, Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Joel Aloysius Ernster, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Joel Ernster practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Colorado Springs, CO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ernster is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ernster attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Dr. John Valentine Cichon Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. John Cichon practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cichon accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cichon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. James Michael Yohanan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. James Yohanan's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Yohanan attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Yohanan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yohanan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. David Thomas Book, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1625 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. David Book works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Book is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Centura Health, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. Daniel Kieran Smith, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Daniel Smith specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Colorado Springs, CO. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Dr. Steven Scott Hamilton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1400 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Steven Hamilton is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Hamilton attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Dominic Clarence Foti Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
111 E Polk Street
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Dominic Foti's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Foti studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Dr. Bryan Matthew Davis, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3030 N Circle Drive; Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Bryan Davis specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. Joseph Lee Hegarty, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1625 Medical Center Point; Suite 180
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Hegarty's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Hegarty has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Centura Health and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Hegarty attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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.