We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Appleton, WI.

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Dr. Michael James McAvoy, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1520 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Michael McAvoy's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. McAvoy include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. McAvoy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McAvoy studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Ear Cancer, Facial Cancer, Throat Problems, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Edward Bettag, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Matthew Bettag practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Appleton, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bettag include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Bettag's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Throat Cancer, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kent Carlton Schaefer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Kent Schaefer is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. Dr. Schaefer has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schaefer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Throat Problems, Neck Cancer, Ear Problems, Throat Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Bechard, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Robert Bechard's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bechard's areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bechard accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Ear Cancer, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Throat Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven James Vandenberg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Steven Vandenberg works as an otolaryngologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vandenberg takes. Dr. Vandenberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Dr. Robert B Prehn, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Robert Prehn's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Prehn include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Prehn is affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Prehn honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Ear Cancer, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Throat Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Todd Meyer specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Appleton, WI. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Darin Wright sees patients in Appleton, WI. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wright is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Gregory Swanson is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swanson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College.

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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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