We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Saint John, IN.

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Dr. Anil R Shah, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Anil Shah is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: facelift, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Facelift, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan C Cmejrek, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9660 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
 

Dr. Ryan Cmejrek's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cmejrek is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Dennis Paul Han, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9660 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
 

Dr. Dennis Han sees patients in Munster, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Saint John, IN. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Han graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Han welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Thomas T Tarin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9660 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Tarin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Merrillville, IN, Munster, IN, and Saint John, IN. Dr. Tarin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9660 Wicker Avenue
Saint John, IN
 

Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Cherukuri has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cherukuri completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Shridhar Ventrapragada, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Shridhar Ventrapragada's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sinuplasty. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ventrapragada accepts. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Ventrapragada's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Nedra H Joyner, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24 Joliet Street
Dyer, IN
 

Dr. Nedra Joyner practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joyner attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Joyner trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Schererville, IN
 

Dr. Bethany Cataldi's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cataldi studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.