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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in facelift, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Franciscan Alliance. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Cmejrek is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cmejrek honors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dennis Han, who practices in Munster, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Saint John, IN, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Han is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Han takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Han has an open panel.

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

Dr. Thomas Tarin practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tarin attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Tarin is open to new patients.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ventrapragada include sinuplasty. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Ventrapragada takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ventrapragada studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty

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 physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Dr. Cherukuri accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherukuri is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Bethany Ann Cataldi, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Schererville, IN
 

Dr. Bethany Cataldi is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Munster, IN and Schererville, IN. The average patient rating for Dr. Cataldi is 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cataldi is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Nedra Joyner practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. She attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Joyner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Joyner accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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.