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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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Hamlar's clinical interests: facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Hamlar obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamlar has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Minneapolis, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. These areas are among Dr. Janus's clinical interests: sleep apnea and sinus problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Janus's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Janus include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition; and Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence. His professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Hsia, who practices in Saint Paul, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Minneapolis, MN, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hsia attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in radiofrequency turbinate reduction, sinus problems, and snoring. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsia is 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hilger attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Hilger's professional affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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

Dr. Manuela Fina is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Fina attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. 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. Frank Gerard Ondrey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Frank Ondrey practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Minneapolis, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Ondrey has a special interest in thyroid cancer and head and neck cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dresner include facial problems. Dr. Dresner's professional affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Dresner is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems

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

Dr. Jon Thomas practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Thomas's education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at Mayo Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thomas include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Franklin Rimell works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Rimell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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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 has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tolan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tolan has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vang (or staff) is conversant in Lao and Hmong. He is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Derek Schmidt's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Schmidt's professional 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Okner obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gendron attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox accepts. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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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.