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We found 21 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Maplewood, MN.

Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar sees patients in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Hamlar's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamlar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hamlar has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to English, Dr. Hamlar speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Chalmers Janus, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Seth Janus' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, Dr. Janus focuses on sleep apnea and sinus problems. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. Dr. Janus'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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janus accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition; and Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems

Dr. Manuela Fina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Manuela Fina's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Fina is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fina (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Her professional affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Jennifer Chia-Chen Hsia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
435 Phalen Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Jennifer Hsia is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hsia's areas of clinical interest consist of radiofrequency turbinate reduction, sinus problems, and snoring. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Clinical interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Andrew Hilger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Peter Hilger's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hilger takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Honorary Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Harley Seth Dresner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
401 Phalen Boulevard; Mail Stop 41104i
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Harley Dresner is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dresner include facial problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital. Dr. Dresner takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems

Dr. Frank Gerard Ondrey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Frank Ondrey's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ondrey attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Ondrey is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ondrey is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Throat Problems, Hoarseness, Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Tolan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2080 Woowinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Tolan is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Tolan graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jon Vincent Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Kennard Street; Suite 100
Maplewood, MN
 

Dr. Jon Thomas is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Thomas is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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Dr. Henry Shih-Hung Chang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Henry Chang works as a general surgeon and otolaryngologist in Saint Paul, MN. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chang honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Franklin Lipman Rimell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Franklin Rimell specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave Dr. Rimell an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Rimell attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Rimell is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Pao Vang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
North Building-2nd, Floor Office; Mail Stop 11503-j
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Pao Vang's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Vang's residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lao and Hmong. Dr. Vang is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Derek Joseph Julius Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Derek Schmidt is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Schmidt attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schmidt include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Luke Okner, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 120
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Okner is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Okner performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kristin Bailey Gendron, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 120
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Kristin Gendron sees patients in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gendron is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO. Dr. Gendron has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition.

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Dr. Victor Stuart Cox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 120
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Victor Cox works as a general surgeon and otolaryngologist in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox accepts.

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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.