We found 7 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 medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Chole's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chole graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon. Dr. Brandt attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, hand surgery, and neurosurgery. She is conversant in French. Dr. Mackinnon's areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mackinnon studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mackinnon completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mackinnon accepts.

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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's specialty is otology and neurotology. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. McJunkin include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McJunkin honors. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drescher include hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Drescher attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Drescher'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: 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 ear, nose and throat specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Lieu attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lieu's professional affiliations include 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fierstein is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.

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