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 areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. Dr. Chole's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brandt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brandt's 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. 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 practices pediatric surgery, hand surgery, and neurosurgery. Dr. Mackinnon's areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario, Dr. Mackinnon attended Queen's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Mackinnon is professionally affiliated with 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 practices otology and neurotology. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Benecke is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Benecke takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lieu accepts. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lieu's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Tonsilitis, ... (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's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. McJunkin graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Drescher sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Drescher's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Drescher completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Drescher's professional 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. Jeffrey Theodore Fierstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 200
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fierstein sees patients in Granite City, IL and Alton, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Fierstein's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Gateway Regional Medical Center and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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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.