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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. Dr. Stubenvoll's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Stubenvoll's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Duluth, MN physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Dr. Rhodes is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Glickstein's professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building) and Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center (Duluth). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Duluth, MN and Virginia, MN. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosas takes. Dr. Rosas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. 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, who practices in Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portilla takes. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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.