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

Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology, Mail Stop 3010
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 takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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. 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (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 works as an otolaryngologist. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. 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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ator's clinical interests: ear infection, meniere's disease, and cochlear implant. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ator graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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, Implantable Hearing Aid, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kriet is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kriet include acne, restylane, and revision rhinoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kriet takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Kriet 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. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck, Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Robinson's 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. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
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). Dr. Hoover studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hoover trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. 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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Humphrey studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Humphrey accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Larsen's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Larsen honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Stenosis, 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 a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staecker's areas of expertise include 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. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Staecker performed 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, Facial Paralysis, Implantable Hearing ... (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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and sinus cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Tsue average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsue 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 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: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Knappenberger's areas of specialization are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Knappenberger attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

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 areas of expertise include throat cancer, thyroid problems, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sale accepts. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sale 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 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). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruegger honors. 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 professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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)

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

Dr. Pierre Podrebarac works as an allergist and otolaryngologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Podrebarac completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. Dr. Podrebarac has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: 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 and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.