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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 specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tolan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tolan has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Inell Rosario's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Rosario attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Rosario has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Okner obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kristin Gendron is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gendron attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Gendron has received the following distinction: 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 medical specialist in general surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox accepts. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Becken completed a residency program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Karlen's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Karlen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Karlen completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 an ear, nose and throat specialist in Woodbury, MN and Maplewood, MN. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Campanelli's residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.