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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 sees patients in Brunswick, GA. Her medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansen takes.

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

Dr. Sherman Stevenson is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Charles Mitchell is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Brunswick, GA. He graduated from New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitchell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mitchell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mitchell takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Bee is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Eric Friedrich is a physician who specializes in family medicine, adult endocrinology, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Domestic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.