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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamlar include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hamlar is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hamlar trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hamlar has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (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 areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilger include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and restylane. Dr. Hilger is affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hilger attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, Laser ... (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 his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea and sinus problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Janus attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Janus is professionally affiliated with 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 is an otolaryngologist in Saint Paul, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. She studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Hsia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Her clinical interests include radiofrequency turbinate reduction, sinus problems, and snoring. Dr. Hsia is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional affiliations include 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. Christopher John Tolan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2080 Woowinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Tolan specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Tolan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tolan include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Tolan attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Manuela Fina specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fina (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Fina's professional affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. 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. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Frank Ondrey sees patients in Minneapolis, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Ondrey is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hennepin County Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Ondrey's 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 practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Saint Paul, MN. His clinical interests encompass facial problems. Dr. Dresner is affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dresner include: 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' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Thomas has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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

Dr. Thomas Okner specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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

Dr. Kristin Gendron works as an otolaryngologist. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gendron attended 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. Henry Shih-Hung Chang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
401 Phalen Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Henry Chang is a Saint Paul, MN physician who specializes in general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Chang completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. The average patient rating for Dr. Chang is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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). Dr. Vang honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Vang (or staff) speaks Lao and Hmong. Dr. Vang is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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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 general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Cox attended the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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

Dr. Eric Becken, who practices in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Becken graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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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) and practices in Minneapolis, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rimell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rimell include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Rimell is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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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.
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