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

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 physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Tolan completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Patient ratings for Dr. Tolan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tolan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Thomas Okner is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute.

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Dr. Inell Coeseta Rosario, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5565 Blaine Avenue; Suite 225
Inver Grove Heights, MN
 

Dr. Inell Rosario is an otolaryngologist in Eagan, MN, Hinckley, MN, and Inver Grove Heights, MN. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital. Dr. Rosario graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosario is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosario is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kristin Gendron sees patients in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Gendron attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition.

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

Dr. Victor Cox is a general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox takes.

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

Dr. Eric Becken works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Becken is in-network for 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Woodbury, MN, Eagan, MN, and Maplewood, MN. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Karlen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Karlen is affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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

Dr. Robert Smith is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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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 facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Campanelli attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Campanelli a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.