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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's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Shnayder's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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.

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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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Larsen's clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. R. Spake is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Kansas City, MO. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spake attended medical school at the University of Kansas 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. Dr. Spake has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Cullen's clinical interests encompass hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullen accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Cullen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center.

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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 is an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Thedinger honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Thedinger has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. McClurg is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gochee's areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea, parotidectomy, and sinus surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Gochee attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Gochee's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Ursick attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His professional affiliations include 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has indicated that her clinical interests include sleep apnea and allergies. Dr. McEwan is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. McEwan attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a special interest in hearing loss, dizziness, and sleep apnea. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Wood attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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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.