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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Canton, OH. Dr. Ossakow's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Canton, OH. Dr. Ramsey is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramsey is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
North Canton, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Wade's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Mansfield, OH, North Canton, OH, and Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Dr. Wade graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wade include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with MedCentral Health System.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Canton, OH. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Charles Bogdan's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Bogdan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is 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 takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Brescia graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally 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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Massillon, OH and Columbus, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klapchar is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3545 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH
 

Dr. Scott Blumer's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Vogelgesang is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Vogelgesang honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at 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.