We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana near Oshkosh, WI.

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Dr. Robert B Prehn, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
700 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Robert Prehn specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Prehn is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prehn attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Larry K Burton Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
700 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Larry Burton sees patients in Neenah, WI and Oshkosh, WI. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Burton speaks German. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burton is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Christopher J Keller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
700 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Keller is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Oshkosh, WI, Berlin, WI, and Neenah, WI. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keller include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Keller accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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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
700 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Robert Bechard is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Neenah, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Menasha, WI. Patient ratings for Dr. Bechard average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Bechard is affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Bechard performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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

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