We found 40 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Roh is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (Read more)

Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Kriet, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Kriet's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Kriet attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kriet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Alan Ator, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gregory Ator is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and meniere's disease. Dr. Ator is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ator attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Ator's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Ear Infection, Ruptured Eardrum, Implantable Hearing Aid, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Garnett include throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garnett accepts. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Wheezing, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Hoover graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Deviated Septum, Heartburn, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Sinuplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton D Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Humphrey's clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Lin's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Lin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Knappenberger is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Knappenberger is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Knappenberger's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hinrich Staecker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Hinrich Staecker's specialty is otology and neurotology. In addition to English, he speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staecker include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Staecker at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Staecker has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Custer Koranda, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Otolaryngology
5330 N Oak Trafficway; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Frank Koranda's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, dermatology (skin disorders), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Koranda's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Koranda's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Revision Rhinoplasty, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Terance Ted Tsue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Terance Tsue is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Tsue's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tsue takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Andrew Sale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale's area of specialization is otolaryngic allergy. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Daniel Cullen, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3100 Broadway Street; Suite 509
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Cullen practices otology and neurotology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. Dr. Cullen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Cullen is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, Cochlear Implant

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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.

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