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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic near Madison, WI.

Dr. Aaron Michael Wieland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
600 Highland Avenue; K4/7 7375
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Aaron Wieland, who practices in Madison, WI, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wieland include modified radical neck dissection, skull base surgery, and facial nerve graft. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Wieland attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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: Tinnitus, Ossiculoplasty, Voice Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy M McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Timothy McCulloch specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Madison, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, skull base surgery, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. Dr. McCulloch takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCulloch is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Septoplasty, Nose Surgery, Ossiculoplasty, Voice Disorders, Sinus Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Staskowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Paul Staskowski specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and facial nerve graft. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Staskowski is a graduate of Mayo Medical School and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program. Dr. Staskowski is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Septoplasty, Nose Surgery, Ossiculoplasty, Voice Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane G Heatley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Diane Heatley works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Madison, WI. Her clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, salivary gland surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Heatley is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Heatley attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Heatley has received include Madison Magazine Top Docs and Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical interests: Septoplasty, Bronchoscopy, Nose Surgery, Foreign Body Removal, Hoarseness, Tympanoplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Upton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. David Upton is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Madison, WI. His areas of expertise include modified radical neck dissection, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and sleep apnea. Dr. Upton is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Ossiculoplasty, Voice Disorders, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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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.