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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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hamlar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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 received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hamlar speaks Spanish. Dr. Hamlar 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Janus include sleep apnea and sinus problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Dr. Janus 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. He 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 is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Froymovich is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Fairview Northland Medical Center, North Memorial Health Care, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Froymovich takes. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is conversant in Russian.

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Dr. Manuela Fina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Manuela Fina specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Saint Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Fina's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fina (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsia include radiofrequency turbinate reduction, sinus problems, and snoring. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hsia attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She 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
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Peter Hilger practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hilger's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hilger has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Honorary Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

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Dr. Frank Gerard Ondrey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
420 Delaware Street Se; Box 396
Minneapolis, 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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ondrey include thyroid cancer and head and neck cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ondrey 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. His hospital/clinic 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. Jon Vincent Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2211 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jon Thomas' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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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 general surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Rimell an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Rimell is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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

Dr. Pao Vang's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vang (or staff) speaks Lao and Hmong. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Vang honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Derek Schmidt is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schmidt's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview's residency program. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super 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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

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

Dr. Christopher Hilton practices otology and neurotology in Saint Paul, MN. The average patient rating for Dr. Hilton is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hilton is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Hilton attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 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.

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

Dr. Robert Tibesar's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Tibesar's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Tibesar is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Regions Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Paparella is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Minneapolis, MN and Maple Grove, MN. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Paparella honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Paparella's distinctions include: 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.