We found 36 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana HMO 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's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Shnayder's clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder takes.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (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 specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Humphrey is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Humphrey honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. His distinctions include: 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Work Injuries, Chin Implants, Nose ... (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 medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh 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, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Larsen attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Garnett's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garnett accepts. Dr. Garnett graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Garnett has received professional recognition including the following: 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Wheezing, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, ... (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. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Kriet has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriet accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Kriet attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. 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: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Work Injuries, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (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 a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She 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, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (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 is an otology and neurotology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Staecker average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Staecker has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German. 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: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Hoover, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include 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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ator include ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and meniere's disease. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. 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 a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ator has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Ear Infection, Work Injuries, Ruptured Eardrum, Implantable Hearing Aid, Ear Problems, ... (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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsue include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. 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, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (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. His clinical interests include 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. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruegger include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Bruegger has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Robert Daniel Cullen, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3100 Broadway Street; Suite 509
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Cullen is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cullen include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and cochlear implant. Dr. Cullen's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Menorah Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cullen trained at UNC Hospitals. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, Cochlear Implant

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

Dr. Kumar Prasad is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prasad has received the following distinction: Saint Louis University College of Arts & Sciences - Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Prasad (or staff) speaks Assamese and Spanish. Dr. Prasad is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Training, Throat Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Problems

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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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