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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 practices otology and neurotology. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Herzog's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Dr. Herzog is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. Dr. Herzog is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kest attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at POH Regional Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with 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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Moritz attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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' specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Barnes trained at Des Peres Hospital for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, sinuplasty, and sinus problems. Dr. Barnes's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Florissant, MO, Saint Peters, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Hantz is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Hantz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Hantz's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Washington Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hantz (or staff) speaks 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Burk average 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinuplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Burk is affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices in Saint Louis, MO, Bridgeton, MO, and Saint Peters, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. D'angelo include throat problems, sinuplasty, and sinus problems. Dr. D'angelo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. D'angelo is professionally affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting 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 ear, nose and throat specialist. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Davis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. His practice is open to 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.