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

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Denninghoff is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Denninghoff honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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

Dr. David Mechlin specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Mechlin completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jorgensen works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Jorgensen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Dana King works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. King is an in-network provider for 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Early is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. She is affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive Ma314
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Page's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Robert Zitsch sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Zitsch graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gregory Campbell sees patients in Columbia, MO. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Campbell average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Campbell attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Arnaldo Rivera is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Columbia, MO. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rivera is a graduate of 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 is a graduate of 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 physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He honors 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Seabaugh has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Mahlon Vandelden specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Columbia, MO. Dr. Vandelden accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Lai is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Young Paik works as an otolaryngologist in Columbia, MO. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Troy Scheidt specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheidt honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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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.