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We found 24 head and neck surgeons who accept TRICARE near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. John Gail Henry Henry Neely, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Box 8115
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Neely specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neely include hearing loss, skull base tumors, and meniere's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Bone Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Mastoidectomy, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Nussenbaum, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Otolaryngology
660 South Euclid Avenue; Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Nussenbaum sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, oncology (cancer care), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in salivary gland problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Nussenbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nussenbaum trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Nussenbaum is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Salivary Gland Problems, Head and ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wayne Molter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 3s35
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Molter is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. In his practice, Dr. Molter focuses on cleft lip and palate and craniofacial reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Molter attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Surgical Procedures, Craniofacial Reconstruction

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

Dr. Richard Chole works as a pediatric otolaryngologist and otologist and neurotologist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He has a special interest in hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. Dr. Chole is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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.

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

Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1 Childrens Place; Nwt 1150
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn is a hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Coventry, and more. Dr. Myckatyn attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jeonhwan Chi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Chi, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (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 plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Brandt's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center.

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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 in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackinnon include peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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'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: Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Hand Problems, Injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Francis Piccirillo, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jay Piccirillo works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Piccirillo is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Piccirillo completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep apnea, snoring, and sinus problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piccirillo is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Dizziness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Dr. McJunkin is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at 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 specializes in otology and neurotology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Benecke honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Dr. Joel A Goebel, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joel Goebel is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Dr. Goebel's areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Goebel attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Jason Thomas Rich, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Rich works as an oncologist and ear, nose and throat specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Rich speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rich takes.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Donald W Buck II, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6g
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Buck sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Buck accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Buck attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stone Schneider, MA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Schneider is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schneider's clinical interests include skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Pituitary Tumor

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

Dr. Andrew Drescher is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. His clinical interests include hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Drescher performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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