We found 19 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Mmc 396; Mmc 396
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Hamlar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hamlar include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hamlar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Seth Janus works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Janus studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea and sinus problems. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions 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. Oleg Froymovich, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
701 25th Avenue S; Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Oleg Froymovich's specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Minneapolis, MN and Princeton, MN. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Froymovich's professional affiliations include Fairview Northland Medical Center, North Memorial Health Care, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients rated Dr. Froymovich highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Froymovich accepts.

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Dr. Jennifer Chia-Chen Hsia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
516 Delaware Street Se; 8th Floor, Phillips - Wangensteen Building
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jennifer Hsia's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hsia is especially interested in radiofrequency turbinate reduction, sinus problems, and snoring. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic 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. Peter Andrew Hilger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Peter Hilger's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hilger is 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hilger 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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Dr. Manuela Fina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Manuela Fina is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Saint Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN. She is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For her professional training, Dr. Fina completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Fina is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Fina (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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
420 Delaware Street Se; Box 396
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Frank Ondrey is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ondrey has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid cancer and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ondrey graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Hennepin County Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency.

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

Dr. Jon Vincent Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2211 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jon Thomas is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. He completed his residency training 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. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Dr. Franklin Lipman Rimell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
701 Park Avenue P7
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Franklin Rimell works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Rimell is affiliated with Regions Hospital. 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 is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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Dr. Abby Christine Stritesky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2530 Chicago Avenue S Specialty Center
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Abby Meyer is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Minneapolis, MN, Minnetonka, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. She is affiliated with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Dr. Meyer obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Henry Shih-Hung Chang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Henry Chang is a specialist in general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chang is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Pao Vang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Pao Vang works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Vang accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Mayo Clinic, Dr. Vang attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Vang (or staff) speaks Lao and Hmong. He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Derek Joseph Julius Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Derek Schmidt's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schmidt obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert James Tibesar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2530 Chicago Avenue S; Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Robert Tibesar, who practices in Minneapolis, MN, Minnetonka, MN, and South Minneapolis, MN, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. On average, patients gave Dr. Tibesar a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibesar is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Christopher Wright Hilton, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Hilton's specialty is otology and neurotology. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Hilton has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hilton accepts. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. Dr. Hilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 25th Avenue South, Riverside Park Plaza; Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Michael Paparella's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Paparella graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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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.