We found 20 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Columbia, MO.

Dr. Gregory Joseph Renner, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Renner is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, ear surgery, and facial reconstruction. Dr. Renner graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Revision Rhinoplasty, Neck Problems, Septoplasty, Ear Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Denninghoff is a medical specialist in allergy, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Denninghoff is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Denninghoff 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 in Columbia, MO. Dr. Mechlin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jorgensen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jorgensen honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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). She is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Early is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Robert Zitsch's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Zitsch is a graduate of 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Campbell takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Dana King works as an otolaryngologist in Columbia, MO. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Hospital Drive Ma314
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Page specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Saint Peters, MO and Columbia, MO. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. Dr. Page is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Arnaldo Rivera practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Columbia, MO. Dr. Rivera is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He 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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kinney is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Janice Seabaugh is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Columbia, MO. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Seabaugh's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Eliav Gov-Ari practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Columbia, MO. He takes 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
1 Hospital Drive; # Ma202f
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Young Paik's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Paik is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mahlon Vandelden is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vandelden accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Lai works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Lai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more.

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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.
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