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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 is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include facelift, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Franciscan Alliance. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, facial plastic surgeon, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Merrillville, IN, Munster, IN, and Saint John, IN. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Cmejrek attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Dennis Han specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Han's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Han attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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

Dr. Thomas Tarin is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Merrillville, IN, Munster, IN, and Saint John, IN. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tarin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Dr. Tarin is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shridhar Ventrapragada is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. In his practice, Dr. Ventrapragada focuses on sinuplasty. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ventrapragada takes. Dr. Ventrapragada studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Munster, IN. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherukuri attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cherukuri completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Bethany Cataldi is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cataldi is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Joyner attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Joyner is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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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.