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We found 14 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum near Smyrna, GA.

Dr. Booker Terry T Seymour III, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3280 Howell Mill Road; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. B. Seymour sees patients in Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA, and Lithonia, GA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Seymour speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Seymour attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Botox Injection, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hair Transplant, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita B Sethna, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1218 W Paces Ferry Road Nw; Suite 108
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Anita Sethna's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Atlanta, GA. Her education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sethna's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, collagen injections, and hair removal. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sethna's distinctions include: Resident Teaching Award Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Otolaryngology; AOA Research Award; and Presidents Scholarship, Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Nose Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Implant Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4581 South Cobb Drive; Suite 100
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Vivek Gupta's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Gupta attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3969 South Cobb Drive; Suite 203, Milton Hall Surgical Associates
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Earnest Riley is a Smyrna, GA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital. Dr. Riley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Hospital.

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Dr. John G Nino, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4581 South Cobb Drive; Suite 100
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. John Nino, who practices in Douglasville, GA, Smyrna, GA, and Austell, GA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Nino (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Michael L Vick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
699 Church Street, Kennestone Outpatient Pavilion; Suite 340
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Michael Vick, who practices in Dallas, GA, Hiram, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vick honors. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. Shalini Kansal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4581 South Cobb Drive; Suite 100
Smyrna, GA
 

Dr. Shalini Kansal's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kansal's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kansal is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Kansal honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kansal studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Kansal's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Dr. Elizabeth Grimes Whitaker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway; Suite 205
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. She is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Whitaker completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Neil Persaud is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Persaud has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Persaud accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Persaud is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Deborah M Burton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
2550 Windy Hill Road Se; Suite 307
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Deborah Burton specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Marietta, GA and Atlanta, GA. She is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Burton attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton takes.

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Dr. Andrew Paul Barak, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Barak is an otolaryngologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barak takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital's residency program. He 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Austell, GA and Douglasville, GA. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Hairston graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patients gave Dr. Hairston an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Gregg Sachs works as an allergist, facial plastic surgeon, and ear, nose and throat specialist in Douglasville, GA, Austell, GA, and Cartersville, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sachs average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sachs trained at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1218 W Paces Ferry Road Nw; Suite 208
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Howard Herman's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Herman accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.