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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Brunswick, GA.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2500 Starling Street; Suite 601
Brunswick, GA
 

Dr. Karla Hansen is a Brunswick, GA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Hansen is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hansen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3205 Shrine Road; Suite 480
Brunswick, GA
 

Dr. Sherman Stevenson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3025 Shrine Road; Suite 480
Brunswick, GA
 

Dr. Joseph Bee is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2500 Starling Street; Suite 603
Brunswick, GA
 

Dr. Charles Mitchell practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mitchell's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitchell is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Endocrinology, Otolaryngology
1201 Fountain Park Circle
Brunswick, GA
 

Dr. Eric Friedrich is a family medicine practitioner, adult endocrinologist, and ear, nose and throat specialist in Brunswick, GA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedrich attended medical school at Domestic.

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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.