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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. John Jeonhwan Chi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Chi works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. Dr. Chi's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chi speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Benecke Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3009 North Ballas Road; Building C Suite 380
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Benecke, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Benecke has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benecke accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Dr. Joel A Goebel, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joel Goebel practices otology and neurotology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Goebel attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Goebel's clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goebel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stone Schneider, MA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. John Schneider is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Schneider completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schneider's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Joseph Pohl Bradley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 205; Medical Office Building 3
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Bradley works as an otolaryngologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of voice disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Bradley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Hoarseness, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Swallowing Problems, Voice Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry N Rosenblum, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3023 North Ballas Road; Building C Suite 351
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Barry Rosenblum practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenblum is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenblum is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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.