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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Appleton, WI.

Dr. Larry Kenneth Burton Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Larry Burton works as an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Burton is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Burton include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Burton speaks German. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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

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

Dr. Kent Schaefer is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schaefer's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Christopher J Keller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Keller's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Keller has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Keller takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for residency.

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

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

Dr. Robert Bechard is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Bechard is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bechard is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Darin Wright's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wright is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Prehn works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Prehn is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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

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

Dr. Michael McAvoy is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Appleton, WI. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. McAvoy is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. McAvoy performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Bettag's clinical interests include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Bettag is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

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

Dr. Steven Vandenberg is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vandenberg'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. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

Dr. Todd Meyer practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Gregory Swanson's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swanson accepts. 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.