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

Dr. Craig Alan Buchman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Craig Buchman, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchman include skull base tumors. Dr. Buchman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Buchman is affiliated with 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. 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's medical specialty is hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Myckatyn obtained his medical school training at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Myckatyn'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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 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. Jay Francis Piccirillo, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
605 Old Ballas Road; Suite 124
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jay Piccirillo, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Piccirillo's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Piccirillo include sleep apnea, snoring, and sinus problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Piccirillo'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, Dizziness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is especially interested in cosmetic procedures and rhinoplasty. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Branham takes. Dr. Branham's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and 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. His areas of expertise include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. On average, patients gave Dr. Goebel a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goebel takes. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Goebel attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Goebel's 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 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 is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He 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, Dr. Chi performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chi speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (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 works as an oncologist and ear, nose and throat specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include voice disorders and head and neck cancer. Dr. Paniello is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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'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. George Robert Kletzker, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
14825 North Forty Drive; Suite 310
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. G. Kletzker is a Chesterfield, MO physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Patients rated Dr. Kletzker highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. John Stone Schneider, MA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. John Schneider is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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

Dr. Stanley Thawley is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Farmington, MO. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thawley at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sinus problems and nosebleeds. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 his professional training, Dr. Thawley completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Thawley'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, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Dr. Joseph Pohl Bradley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 205; Medical Office Building 3
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Bradley specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in voice disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bradley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, 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. Katherine A Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Katherine Dunsky practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Dunsky takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea

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 specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maack studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Maack trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Progress West Hospital and St. Luke's 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.