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We found 38 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shnayder trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the following distinction: 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; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Roh 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'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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: acne, restylane, and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Kriet is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. The average patient rating for Dr. Kriet is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hoover attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Ator attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include ear infection, ruptured eardrum, and meniere's disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ator takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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: 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Robinson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Patient ratings for Dr. Humphrey average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Humphrey is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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: 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (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, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsue's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Tsue attended Johns Hopkins University School 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: 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 works as an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Staecker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He is 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. Staecker accepts. He attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Bruegger's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors 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 Kansas, Dr. Bruegger attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bruegger has received the following distinction: 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, Cyst, 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 medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Knappenberger sees patients in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. Dr. Knappenberger studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Knappenberger trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knappenberger accepts. Dr. Knappenberger welcomes 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; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shannon Kraft is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Kraft include heartburn, laryngitis, and laryngology. Dr. Kraft is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kraft 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: 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.