We found 15 head and neck surgeons near East Lansing, MI.

Dr. John Paul Sugrue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
 

Dr. John Sugrue practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Port Jefferson, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Dr. Sugrue's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Sugrue takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Eric Allen Goebel, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Eric Goebel practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in East Lansing, MI. Dr. Goebel graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goebel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care.

Read more
Dr. Rick Joel Smith, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1504 E Grand River Avenue; Suite 100
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Rick Smith practices head & neck plastic surgery in East Lansing, MI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Read more

Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmed Saeed Sufyan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Ahmed Sufyan works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Sufyan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Sufyan is affiliated with McLaren Health Care and Albany Memorial Hospital. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Mark Lebeda specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Lebeda attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care.

Read more
Dr. Kurt A Richardson, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Kurt Richardson's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Richardson's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richardson accepts Medicare insurance.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Duane Smith specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in East Lansing, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Brian Peshek is an otolaryngic allergy specialist. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Peshek studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
231 W Lake Lansing Road; Suite 500
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Gilroy's medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. On average, patients gave Dr. Gilroy a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Patrick Hennessey works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

Read more
Dr. Khalid Mutlag Almutairi, MS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4660 S Haggadorn Road; Suite 600
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Khalid Almutairi is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Almutairi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2121 Abbott Road; Suite 3
East Lansing, MI
 

No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1323 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI
 

No Photo
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1072 Applegate Lane
East Lansing, MI
 

No Photo
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1500 Abbot Road; Suite 400
East Lansing, MI
 

Dr. Jason Chesney is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chesney graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.