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. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shnayder trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) is conversant in 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 physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Patient ratings for Dr. Humphrey average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Humphrey is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and 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: 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and 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 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Dr. Cullen completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Cochlear Implant

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

Dr. R. Spake is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Spake's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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. Dr. Spake has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Bradley Thedinger specializes in otology and neurotology. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Thedinger has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Thedinger'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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Dr. Stanley William McClurg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley McClurg's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McClurg takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. McClurg attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Pituitary Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

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

Dr. Peter Gochee is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gochee is especially interested in sleep apnea, parotidectomy, and sinus surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gochee is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Hedrick Medical Center, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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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, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. His hospital/clinic 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. McEwan include sleep apnea and allergies. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McEwan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She is professionally 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). Her areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, dizziness, and sleep apnea. Dr. Wood is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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.