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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept HealthLink POS near Florissant, MO.

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Jacques Alexander Herzog MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
12277 DePaul Drive; Suite 403 South
Bridgeton, MO
(314) 453-0001

Dr. Jacques Herzog is an otology and neurotology specialist in Chesterfield, MO and Bridgeton, MO. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Herzog studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Herzog has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Herzog is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Herzog is open to new patients.

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Dr. Donald W Buck II MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery
11155 Dunn Road; Professional Building 1
St. Louis, MO
(314) 653-5806; (314) 653-5300

Dr. Donald Buck sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Buck include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Advanced microsurgical reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, trunk and extremities; ... (Read more)

Daren Gregg Kest DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1225 Graham Road; Suite 1340C
Florissant, MO
(314) 953-6093

Dr. Daren Kest practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kest is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Gerald William Moritz MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
1225 Graham Road; Suite 1340C
Florissant, MO
(314) 953-6093

Dr. Gerald Moritz specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moritz studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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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.