We found 42 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Kansas City, KS.

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

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Her clinical interests include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Shnayder 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). In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is 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: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Garnett's clinical interests: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Roh obtained her medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh'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: Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kriet practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kriet graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include acne, restylane, and revision rhinoplasty. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kriet has received the following distinction: 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, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Hoover has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Ator is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Ator include ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and meniere's disease. Dr. Ator is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ator is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Ann Robinson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He 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: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen accepts. Dr. Larsen obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is 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: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (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 in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Tsue 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. Tsue accepts. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsue trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (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, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He speaks German. These areas are among Dr. Staecker's clinical interests: bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Staecker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (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. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), 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. Dr. Sale is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sale has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Daniel E Bruegger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Bruegger's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among Dr. Bruegger's clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Deafness, Cyst, Sleep ... (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 works as an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Lin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. He 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: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Knappenberger practices allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Knappenberger graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Shannon Kraft's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Kraft attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include heartburn, laryngitis, and laryngology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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: Botox Injection, Heartburn, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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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.