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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Clinical interests for Dr. McAvoy include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. Patients gave Dr. McAvoy an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McAvoy attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. 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). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bettag's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. Patients gave Dr. Bettag an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Robert B Prehn, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2005 Midway Road
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. Robert Prehn's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Prehn 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prehn include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Prehn is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

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

Dr. Robert Bechard works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bechard is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bechard include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bechard accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Bechard attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Bechard is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Ear Cancer, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Throat Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus ... (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). Dr. Schaefer's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and throat cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Schaefer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his 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. Steven James Vandenberg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1520 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Steven Vandenberg is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Appleton, WI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vandenberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Vandenberg is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Darin Wright works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Wright is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Todd Meyer is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Appleton, WI. Dr. Meyer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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). Patient ratings for Dr. Swanson average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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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