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We found 25 head and neck surgeons who accept Mercy Health Plan near Town and Country, MO.

Dr. Richard A Chole, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. 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
1020 N. Mason Road; Medical Building Three
St. 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
1020 N Mason Road; Suite 205
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
1040 North Mason Road; Suite 110
Saint 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. Jay Francis Piccirillo, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
605 Old Ballas Road; Suite 124
Saint 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
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 123
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. Gregory H Branham, BS, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 N Mason Road; Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Branham, 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 clinical interests include cosmetic procedures and rhinoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Branham accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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

Dr. Joel A Goebel, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, 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. John Stone Schneider, MA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, 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
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, 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)

Dr. Randal C Paniello, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Otolaryngology
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 205; Medical Office Building 3
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Randal Paniello's specialties are oncology (cancer care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Paniello attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Paniello completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include voice disorders and head and neck cancer. Dr. Paniello is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Joseph Pohl Bradley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 205; Medical Office Building 3
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Bradley is an otolaryngologist. These areas are among Dr. Bradley's clinical interests: voice disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley's training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Hoarseness, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Swallowing Problems, Voice Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Robert Kletzker, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
14825 North Forty Drive; Suite 310
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. G. Kletzker specializes in otology and neurotology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kletzker is professionally affiliated with St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Kletzker trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency.

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Dr. Stanley E Thawley, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Thawley, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Farmington, MO, is a medical specialist in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thawley include sinus problems and nosebleeds. Dr. Thawley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Thawley 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. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Dr. Margaret Allison Ogden, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Pediatric Otolaryngology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Margaret Ogden practices allergy and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In Dr. Ogden's practice, she is particularly interested in sinus problems. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard William Maack, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
226 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 37w
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Richard Maack practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Maack's professional affiliations include Progress West Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maack accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.