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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic near Austell, GA.

Dr. Vivek Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1790 Mulkey Road; Suite 7
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Vivek Gupta's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Gupta attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. John G Nino, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1790 Mulkey Road; Suite 7
Austell, GA
 

Dr. John Nino, who practices in Douglasville, GA, Smyrna, GA, and Austell, GA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Nino (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Shalini Kansal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1790 Mulkey Road; Suite 7
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Shalini Kansal's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kansal's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kansal is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Kansal honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kansal studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Kansal's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Neil Persaud is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Persaud 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. Persaud accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Persaud is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew Paul Barak, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Barak is an otolaryngologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barak takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Jahmal A Hairston, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jahmal Hairston practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Austell, GA and Douglasville, GA. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Hairston graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patients gave Dr. Hairston an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gregg Sachs works as an allergist, facial plastic surgeon, and ear, nose and throat specialist in Douglasville, GA, Austell, GA, and Cartersville, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sachs average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sachs trained at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb 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.