We found 38 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Shnayder is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Garnett's areas of expertise include throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Garnett takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Wheezing, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Kriet, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Kriet specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kriet at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriet honors. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kriet has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Roh's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Roh has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton D Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Humphrey's clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Humphrey has received professional recognition including the following: 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Deviated Septum, Heartburn, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Sinuplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Alan Ator, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gregory Ator is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Ator has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ator include ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and meniere's disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ator attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Ear Infection, Ruptured Eardrum, Implantable Hearing Aid, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Robinson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Larsen trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Larsen takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Knappenberger is a physician who specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Knappenberger is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Terance Ted Tsue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Terance Tsue works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsue include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Tsue's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tsue has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Hinrich Staecker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Hinrich Staecker practices otology and neurotology in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Staecker's clinical interests include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Patient ratings for Dr. Staecker average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Staecker graduated from the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German. Dr. Staecker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Andrew Sale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale is a specialist in otolaryngic allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Sale include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sale trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sale has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel E Bruegger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Bruegger specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Bruegger is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bruegger is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Deafness, Cysts, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Lin's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Lin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Pierre Podrebarac specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Podrebarac attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

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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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