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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept MultiPlan 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 ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shnayder 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: 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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 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 is an otolaryngologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen takes. 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Vanneman Spake, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. R. Spake sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Spake accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Spake is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty, Nose Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring

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

Dr. Robert Cullen's specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Bradley Seaton Thedinger, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3100 Broadway; Suite 509
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Thedinger's specialty is otology and neurotology. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thedinger studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Thedinger is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Dr. Stanley William McClurg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley McClurg practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McClurg is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Peter Andre Gochee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Ku Oto - Hns; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Peter Gochee practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gochee's areas of expertise include sleep apnea, parotidectomy, and sinus surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Gochee completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Clinical interests: Parotidectomy, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Thyroidectomy

Dr. Joseph A Ursick, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3100 Broadway Street; Suite 509
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Ursick's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Ursick's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Abigail Catherine McEwan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Abigail McEwan is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. McEwan's areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea and allergies. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Sleep Apnea

Dr. Valerie Anne Wood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Valerie Wood practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Kansas City, MO. Her clinical interests include hearing loss, dizziness, and sleep apnea. Dr. Wood is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She obtained her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Dizziness, Sleep Apnea, Parathyroid Disease, Hearing Loss, Head and Neck Problems

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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.