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

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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). Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. John Nino specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nino accepts. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nino (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Nino is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Smyrna, GA. Dr. Kansal graduated from Albany Medical College and then Dr. Kansal performed Dr. Kansal's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kansal is rated highly by Dr. Kansal's patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kansal takes. Dr. Kansal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kansal's professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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

Dr. Neil Persaud is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Austell, GA and Douglasville, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Persaud is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Persaud accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Persaud's 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 a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Barak average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barak is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital's residency program. Dr. Barak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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

Dr. Gregg Sachs is a physician who specializes in allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital's residency program. Dr. Sachs has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jahmal Hairston is an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hairston is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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.