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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and otologist and neurotologist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Buchman has indicated that his clinical interests include skull base tumors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Injuries, ... (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 is an otology and neurotology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He 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 studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Benecke 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Goebel is especially interested in hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Goebel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chi include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Chi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. John Schneider's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In Dr. Schneider's practice, he is particularly interested in skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider takes. His hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of clinical interest consist of voice disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bradley attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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, Vocal Cord ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Katherine Dunsky is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Dunsky's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She takes 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Rosenblum is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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.