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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Neenah, WI.

Dr. Larry Kenneth Burton Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
119 E Bell Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Larry Burton is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks German. These areas are among Dr. Burton's clinical interests: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Burton's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

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

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Dr. Robert B Prehn, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
119 E Bell Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Robert Prehn is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Oshkosh, WI, Menasha, WI, and Neenah, WI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Prehn include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prehn honors. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Prehn performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He 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. Christopher J Keller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
119 E Bell Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Keller is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keller include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Keller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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
119 E Bell Street
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Robert Bechard is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Oshkosh, WI, Menasha, WI, and Neenah, WI. Dr. Bechard is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bechard include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Bechard trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He 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)

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

Dr. Todd Meyer's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Appleton, WI. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer honors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 S Madison Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Gregory Swanson is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Appleton, WI. Dr. Swanson studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.