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

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

Dr. John Nino practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Douglasville, GA, Smyrna, GA, and Austell, GA. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nino's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Nino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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

Dr. Vivek Gupta's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Neil Anthony Persaud, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Neil Persaud's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Persaud is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Persaud is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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

Dr. Shalini Kansal specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kansal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kansal is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Kansal performed Dr. Kansal's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Kansal a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kansal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Gregg Robert Sachs, DO
Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gregg Sachs, who practices in Douglasville, GA, Austell, GA, and Cartersville, GA, is a medical specialist in allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Sachs is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital, Dr. Sachs attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sachs 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hairston's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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

Dr. Andrew Barak is an otolaryngologist in Douglasville, GA and Austell, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Barak average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. He is professionally 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.