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We found 41 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana 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's areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks 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; Department of Otolaryngology, Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. Dr. Garnett's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garnett accepts. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice ... (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 medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kriet include acne, restylane, and revision rhinoplasty. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kriet is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, ... (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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Roh's clinical interests include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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. 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, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Hoover is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. 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. 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. 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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: ear infection, meniere's disease, and cochlear implant. Dr. Ator's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ator's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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. 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 average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Sinus Problems, ... (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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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. She 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Larsen's clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he 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: 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Tsue highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and sinus cancer. His 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 several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Tsue is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He 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)

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

Dr. Scott Knappenberger is an allergist and ear, nose and throat specialist. He accepts 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 the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Knappenberger 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

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 Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Staecker attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Staecker's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staecker takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. 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, 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Sale attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sale include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sale'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: 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Bruegger is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He 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.

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

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

Dr. Shannon Kraft is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kraft include heartburn, laryngitis, and laryngology. Dr. Kraft accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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: Botox Injection, Heartburn, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Lin is a specialist in otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. 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: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Facial Paralysis, ... (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.