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We found 18 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Columbia, MO.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jorgensen works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Jorgensen is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. James S Denninghoff, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1701 E Broadway; Suite 304
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. James Denninghoff specializes in allergy, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Denninghoff obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
303 Keene Street; Suite 401
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Mechlin is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Mechlin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Robert Zitsch's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Zitsch is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Dana King's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. King accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Dr. Elizabeth K. susie Early, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
303 North Keene Street; Suite 401
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Early works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Columbia, MO and Moberly, MO. Dr. Early is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. She honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive Ma314
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Page is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Page is a graduate of The University of Sydney Medical School. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Gregory S Campbell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
303 N Keene Street; Suite 401
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Campbell is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Columbia, MO. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Campbell attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive # Ma314; Ma 314
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Arnaldo Rivera's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000 W Nifong Boulevard; Building 3, Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. William Kinney's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kinney studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Eliav Gov-Ari is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Janice Seabaugh's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seabaugh accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000 W Nifong Boulevard; Building 3, Suite 100
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Mahlon Vandelden is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive; # Ma202f
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Lai works as an otolaryngologist in Columbia, MO. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lai accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive; # Ma202f
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Young Paik is a Columbia, MO physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive; # Ma314
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jason Showmaker is an otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Showmaker accepts Medicare insurance.

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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.