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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Premier near Duluth, MN.

Dr. Robert Walter Stubenvoll, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Robert Stubenvoll works as an otolaryngologist in Duluth, MN and International Falls, MN. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. Dr. Stubenvoll trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Stubenvoll average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stubenvoll takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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Dr. Mark Christopher Rhodes, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 East Second Street; 2nd Floor
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Mark Rhodes is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhodes accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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Dr. Jonathan Shane Glickstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jonathan Glickstein is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glickstein honors. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Dr. Rolando Raul Rosas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Rolando Rosas' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosas is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. William Portilla's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Portilla honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital (New Bedford, MA).

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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.