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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's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. Dr. Chole honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chole trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis, ... (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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, hand surgery, and neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mackinnon include peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mackinnon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario. Dr. Mackinnon is conversant in French.

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

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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He has a special interest in hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Dr. McJunkin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McJunkin is affiliated with 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. James Edward Benecke Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Benecke is an otology and neurotology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Benecke is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brandt obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (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 specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drescher attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Lieu 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). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fierstein is affiliated with Gateway Regional Medical Center and Alton Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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.