We found 25 head and neck surgeons who accept TRICARE near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Craig Alan Buchman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Craig Buchman is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Buchman attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Buchman include skull base tumors. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchman takes. Dr. Buchman'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 Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Injuries, ... (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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, oncology (cancer care), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Nussenbaum a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nussenbaum include salivary gland problems, gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He 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. 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Myckatyn's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Chole practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology in Saint Louis, MO. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chole include hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. He is in-network for 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: Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis, ... (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 otolaryngologist. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Molter attended Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Molter include cleft lip and palate and craniofacial reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Brandt completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. 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: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jay Piccirillo works as an otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piccirillo is especially interested in sleep apnea, snoring, and sinus problems. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piccirillo accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Piccirillo trained at Albany Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Dizziness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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 is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Buck include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Buck has received distinctions including Medical Executive Committee Christian Hospital; Tracking Operations & Outcomes for Plastic Surgery (TOPS); and Steering Committee.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Goebel specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Goebel obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Goebel speaks German. 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: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery, hand surgery, and neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Mackinnon speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mackinnon include peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending Queen's University School of Medicine, Dr. Mackinnon completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Hand Problems, Injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (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's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Chi speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Benecke's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Benecke average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Benecke is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benecke attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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 an otology and neurotology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. McJunkin include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his 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. John Stone Schneider, MA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Schneider is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. Dr. Schneider's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Randal C Paniello, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Randal Paniello is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Paniello's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paniello include voice disorders and head and neck cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paniello is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hoarseness, Laryngology, Cancer, Swallowing Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley E Thawley, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Thawley practices allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Thawley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinus problems and nosebleeds. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thawley takes. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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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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