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We found 43 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N-406
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin, who practices in Metairie, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pippin is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Pippin has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Moises Alberto Arriaga, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Moises Arriaga is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Arriaga attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Arriaga is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

Dr. Homer Devon Graham III, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. H. Graham works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Graham honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Kimsey Hope Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Kimsey Rodriguez is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts. Dr. Rodriguez has received the following distinctions: New Orleans Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Paracelsius Award in Pharmacology. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Timothy Blake Molony, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Timothy Molony is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Molony an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Molony has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. Thomas H Moulthrop, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Moulthrop specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Moulthrop attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

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Dr. Edwin Brinsfield Ross Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Edwin Ross' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Dr. Michael Sydney Ellis, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Ellis is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ellis accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Dr. Christian Paul Hasney, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Christian Hasney, who practices in New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Hasney attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Charles Joseph Ii Ballay II, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N-707
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Charles Ballay specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Ballay is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballay honors. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Herbert W Van Horn III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Herbert Vanhorn's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanhorn is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Edward David McCoul, MPH, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Edward McCoul is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. McCoul attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. McCoul is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Newland Knight Worley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. N. Worley's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Worley's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Dr. Ronald Gerard Amedee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Ronald Amedee's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in New Orleans, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Amedee attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Russell Patrick Cecola, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
120 North Jefferson Davis
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. R. Cecola specializes in otolaryngic allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Cecola studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cecola is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jeffrey Patrick Marino, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marino works as an otolaryngologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Marino is affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marino takes.

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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.