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We found 19 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hamlar trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamlar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 in Minneapolis, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Janus's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea and sinus problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janus accepts. He 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. Dr. Janus's 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. Oleg Froymovich, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
701 25th Avenue S; Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Oleg Froymovich sees patients in Minneapolis, MN and Princeton, MN. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Froymovich is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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).

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

Dr. Manuela Fina is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She graduated from the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Fina is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Jennifer Chia-Chen Hsia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
516 Delaware Street Se; 8th Floor, Phillips - Wangensteen Building
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jennifer Hsia specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hsia's areas of expertise include radiofrequency turbinate reduction, sinus problems, and snoring. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsia's 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. Peter Andrew Hilger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Peter Hilger sees patients in Fridley, MN, Edina, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. His medical specialties are 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. Dr. Hilger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Hilger's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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, who practices in Minneapolis, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Saint Paul, MN, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ondrey include thyroid cancer and head and neck cancer. Dr. Ondrey's professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. He graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ondrey completed residency programs at Hennepin County Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Thomas average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Mayo Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Thomas has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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

Dr. Franklin Rimell is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rimell accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Rimell has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Pao Vang is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His professional affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital. Dr. Vang takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Vang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lao and Hmong.

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

Dr. Derek Schmidt practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Schmidt trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for his residency. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He is affiliated with HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Meyer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for residency. She 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hilton accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. His professional affiliations include HealthPartners Como Clinic, HealthPartners Specialty Center, and Regions Hospital.

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

Dr. Robert Tibesar works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Tibesar's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tibesar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Paparella's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Paparella 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.