We found 43 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO 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 is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippin accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Pippin has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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 an otology and neurotology specialist in Baton Rouge, LA, Marrero, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Arriaga attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. H. Graham is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Graham honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Graham is 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in New Orleans, LA. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rodriguez include: New Orleans Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Paracelsius Award in Pharmacology. Dr. Rodriguez offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Edwin Ross is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Ross studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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

Dr. Timothy Molony is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New Orleans, LA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Molony is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Molony is 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 is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Moulthrop attended New York Medical College for medical school. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

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

Dr. Herbert Vanhorn practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Vanhorn attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Vanhorn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Hasney is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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.

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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, who practices in New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellis honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Edward McCoul sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. McCoul attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Ballay has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ballay is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in New Orleans, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Amedee is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

Dr. N. Worley's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Worley is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Worley is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Thomas Melbourne Irwin Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1111 Medical Center. Boulevard; N-406
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Irwin is an otolaryngologist in Marrero, LA and Gretna, LA. Dr. Irwin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Marino, who practices in New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Marino attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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.