We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Woodbury, MN.

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Dr. Christopher John Tolan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2080 Woowinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Tolan is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tolan honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Tolan attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Inell Coeseta Rosario, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5565 Blaine Avenue; Suite 225
Inver Grove Heights, MN
 

Dr. Inell Rosario is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Rosario is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Rosario has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosario is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Thomas Luke Okner, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Okner works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okner honors. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Okner's training includes a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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Dr. Victor Stuart Cox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. V. Cox practices general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Cox completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Dr. Eric Thomas Becken, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; Suite 240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Eric Becken is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Becken is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His training includes a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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Dr. Kristin Bailey Gendron, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Kristin Gendron is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gendron honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more. She has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition.

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Dr. Joseph Lewis Campanelli, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5565 Blaine Avenue; Suite 225
Inver Grove Heights, MN
 

Dr. Joseph Campanelli is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Campanelli's areas of expertise include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and laser surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Weston Smith, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Robert Smith is an otolaryngologist in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Richard Glenn Karlen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2080 Woodwinds Drive; #240
Woodbury, MN
 

Dr. Richard Karlen, who practices in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Karlen trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. The average patient rating for Dr. Karlen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karlen honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He 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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