We found 11 head and neck surgeons near Mount Vernon, OH.

Dr. Steven Jay Ossakow, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4912 Higbee Avenue Nw; Suite 200
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Steven Ossakow's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ossakow studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Kent Leroy Ramsey, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4912 Higbee Avenue Nw; Suite 200
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Kent Ramsey works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave Dr. Ramsey an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
North Canton, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Wade works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Mansfield, OH, North Canton, OH, and Cuyahoga Falls, OH. In his practice, Dr. Wade focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Wade is professionally affiliated with MedCentral Health System. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wade accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Darrell Richard Smith, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4912 Higbee Avenue Nw; Suite 200
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Darrell Smith sees patients in Canton, OH. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Charles John Bogdan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4912 Higbee Avenue Nw; Suite 200
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Charles Bogdan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Bogdan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Aaron I Brescia, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4912 Higbee Avenue Nw; Suite 200
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Aaron Brescia's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Brescia studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
201 Dueber Avenue Sw
Canton, OH
 

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3545 Lincoln Way E; Suite B
Massillon, OH
 

Dr. Richard Klapchar practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Klapchar is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3545 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH
 

Dr. Scott Blumer is an otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
4048 Dressler Road Nw; Suite 100
Canton, OH
 

Dr. Mark Vogelgesang is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Vogelgesang is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3545 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH
 

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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.