We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Craig Alan Buchman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
605 Old Ballas Road; 124
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Craig Buchman specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchman include skull base tumors. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Buchman's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Injuries, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Goebel specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Goebel obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Goebel speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with 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 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's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Benecke average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Benecke is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benecke attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. John Schneider works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneider include skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. Dr. Schneider accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schneider is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in voice disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Bradley is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bradley completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bradley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Katherine A Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Katherine Dunsky's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Dunsky speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dunsky attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea

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

Dr. Barry Rosenblum is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenblum average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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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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