We found 18 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 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 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
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, 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
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, 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. Oleg Froymovich, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
701 25th Avenue S; Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Oleg Froymovich specializes in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Minneapolis, MN and Princeton, MN. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Froymovich's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Froymovich is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He speaks Russian. Dr. Froymovich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Northland Medical Center, North Memorial Health Care, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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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 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. Manuela Fina, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint 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
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). 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. Jon Vincent Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2211 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, 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. Abby Christine Stritesky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2530 Chicago Avenue S Specialty Center
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Abby Meyer's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Meyer accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. She is affiliated with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

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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 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
2500 Como Avenue
Saint 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. Franklin Lipman Rimell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
701 Park Avenue P7
Minneapolis, 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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Dr. Derek Joseph Julius Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2500 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Derek Schmidt's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Schmidt 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.

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

Dr. Robert Tibesar specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Minneapolis, MN, Minnetonka, MN, and South Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Tibesar is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) and Regions Hospital. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Hilton average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hilton honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. Dr. Hilton is professionally affiliated with 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Minneapolis, MN and Maple Grove, MN. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Paparella studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His 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.
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