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

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

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Shnayder attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shnayder 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: 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; Department of Otolaryngology, Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. Dr. Garnett honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Garnett 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck, Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh'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: Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Kriet is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: acne, restylane, and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Kriet is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient ratings for Dr. Kriet average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Hoover is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hoover's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Ator's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ear infection, meniere's disease, and cochlear implant. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ator honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Ear Infection, Implantable Hearing Aid, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (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 otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Her 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 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: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen is an otolaryngologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen takes. 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Terance Tsue specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Tsue an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tsue has received the distinction of 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staecker include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Staecker's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Staecker is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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

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

Dr. Keith Sale's specialty is otolaryngic allergy. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Sale takes. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sale has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among Dr. Bruegger's clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. Dr. Bruegger has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes.

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

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

Dr. Scott Knappenberger is a medical specialist in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Knappenberger is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Shannon Marie Kraft, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck, Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shannon Kraft's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include heartburn, laryngitis, and laryngology. Dr. Kraft is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Kraft takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Heartburn, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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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.