We found 40 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder takes. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shnayder'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: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (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). His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Humphrey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Humphrey is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Humphrey accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Work Injuries, Chin Implants, Nose ... (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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roh has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her 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: Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen works as an otolaryngologist. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Garnett include throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Garnett attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Garnett's 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Wheezing, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, ... (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 specialty is otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise 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 takes. Dr. Lin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Lin 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)

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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Kriet include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Kriet is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriet honors. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Kriet has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Work Injuries, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. 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. Dr. Robinson'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: 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 specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Kansas City, KS. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Staecker's clinical interests: bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staecker honors. He attended medical school at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Staecker trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Staecker is conversant in German.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (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 areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hoover attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He 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. Gregory Alan Ator, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gregory Ator is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Ator's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ator include ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and meniere's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ator takes. Dr. Ator has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. 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: Deafness, Ear Infection, Work Injuries, Ruptured Eardrum, Implantable Hearing Aid, Ear Problems, ... (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 a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Tsue's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tsue is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngic allergy. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sale attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sale 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, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Matthew Hendricks, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5330 N Oak Trfwy; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Hendricks' medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hendricks's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hendricks is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha; Magna Cum Laude (Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences).

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Clinical interests: Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Tympanostomy, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Bruegger is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Bruegger is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bruegger is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Deafness, Cysts, Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Cullen's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. His clinical interests include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Cullen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at UNC Hospitals.

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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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