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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Metairie, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pippin is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippin accepts. 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 the following distinction: 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's specialty is otology and neurotology. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Arriaga's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Arriaga performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Graham accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Graham attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in New Orleans, LA. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New Orleans Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Paracelsius Award in Pharmacology. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Timothy Molony sees patients in New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Molony has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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). Dr. Molony has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Thomas Moulthrop works as a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Moulthrop's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moulthrop accepts. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Moulthrop has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

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

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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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ellis has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ellis studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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 otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Hasney attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ballay studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Vanhorn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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 is an otolaryngologist in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. On average, patients gave Dr. Worley a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Worley's professional affiliations include 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in New Orleans, LA. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Amedee performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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

Dr. R. Cecola is an otolaryngic allergist in New Orleans, LA and Luling, LA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cecola takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Cecola is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Marino is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Marino graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.