We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold HMO near Carrollton, GA.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Clinic Avenue; Suite 201
Carrollton, GA
 

Dr. John Pezold practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pezold honors. He graduated from Mercer University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Practice, Occupational Medicine, Otolaryngology
1480s Highway 27
Carrollton, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Comstock's areas of specialization are general practice, occupational medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Carrollton, GA. Dr. Comstock accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Clinic Avenue; Suite 201
Carrollton, GA
 

Dr. Robert Pitts is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pitts takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Clinic Avenue; Suite 201
Carrollton, GA
 

Dr. William Gambrell practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Carrollton, GA. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gambrell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Clinic Avenue; Suite 201
Carrollton, GA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kentragorey practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Carrollton, GA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
150 Clinic Avenue; Suite 201
Carrollton, GA
 

Dr. Leland Gustafson sees patients in Carrollton, GA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gustafson accepts.

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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.