We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept CCN PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Richard A Chole, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 3s
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Chole is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Chole honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Chole attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith E Brandt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Box 8238, 1150 Nw Tower
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keith Brandt is a specialist in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Brandt is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan E Mackinnon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Hand Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery, Trauma Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
660 South Euclid; Campus Box 8238
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Mackinnon works as a pediatric surgeon, hand surgeon, and neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. Dr. Mackinnon takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Mackinnon's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Hand Problems, Injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Benecke Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Benecke is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Benecke is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Dr. Jonathan Lee McJunkin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan McJunkin is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He has a special interest in hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. McJunkin's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Vertigo, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Drescher's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Drescher is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drescher graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Bone Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith E. Cho Lieu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 3s
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Judith Lieu is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Lieu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Theodore Fierstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 200
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fierstein, who practices in Granite City, IL and Alton, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Gateway Regional Medical Center and Alton Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fierstein studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Patient ratings for Dr. Fierstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and 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.
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