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We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept HealthLink PPO near Bridgeton, MO.

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Dr. Jacques Alexander Herzog, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 403 South
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Jacques Herzog is an otologist and neurotologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Herzog is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Herzog has received the following distinction: Dr. Herzog is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daren Gregg Kest, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1224 Graham Road; Suite 2010
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Daren Kest's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kest is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of POH Regional Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Gerald William Moritz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1225 Graham Road; Suite 1340c
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Moritz is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Moritz attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Lee Barnes, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 303
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Richard Barnes' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, sinuplasty, and sinus problems. He is affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Barnes obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Des Peres Hospital. Dr. Barnes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinuplasty, Sinus Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
253 Dunn Road
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Oscar Hantz is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hantz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Hantz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Dr. Paul E Burk, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 303
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Paul Burk is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Burk is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinuplasty. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burk accepts. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Burk is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinuplasty, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Anthony Joseph Dangelo Jr., DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12277 Depaul Drive; Suite 303
Bridgeton, MO
 

Dr. Anthony D'angelo's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in throat problems, sinuplasty, and sinus problems. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. D'angelo attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'angelo accepts. Dr. D'angelo is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinuplasty, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Allergy Testing

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
253 Dunn Road
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Sheldon Davis is an otolaryngologist. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Davis attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Davis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He welcomes new patients.

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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.