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's specialty is otology and neurotology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Herzog's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. His education and training includes 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 and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Herzog has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Dr. Herzog is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Moritz is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Moritz honors several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Des Peres Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Barnes's clinical interests: sleep disorders, sinuplasty, and sinus problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Barnes has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinuplasty, Sinus Problems

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

Dr. Daren Kest is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kest graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kest is affiliated with Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
253 Dunn Road
Florissant, MO
 

Dr. Oscar Hantz's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hantz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Hantz attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hantz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 in Saint Louis, MO, Bridgeton, MO, and Saint Peters, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinuplasty. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Burk is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Burk's practice is open to 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Bridgeton, MO, and Saint Peters, MO. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. D'angelo include throat problems, sinuplasty, and sinus problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from 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 welcomes 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Davis attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.