We found 4 head and neck surgeons near Janesville, WI.

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Dr. Eric Chiar-Ping Yang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Eric Yang is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Janesville, WI. He has a special interest in tonsilitis, hearing loss, and ear infection. Dr. Yang takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yang is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Tonsilitis

Dr. Landon C Riggs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Landon Riggs specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Riggs include ear surgery, sleep apnea, and sinus problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Riggs is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Facial Problems, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3200 E Racine Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Warren Ellison is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Janesville, WI. Dr. Ellison attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3200 E Racine Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Steven Lyon works as an otolaryngologist in Janesville, WI. Dr. Lyon's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. 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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