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

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Dr. Larry Kenneth Burton Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
855 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Larry Burton is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burton include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Burton is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert B Prehn, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
855 N Westhaven Drive; #200
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Robert Prehn practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Prehn has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Christopher J Keller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
855 N Westhaven Drive; #200
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Keller is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Keller is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Keller studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. He is 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
855 N Westhaven Drive; #200
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Robert Bechard is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He 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. His areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Patients gave Dr. Bechard 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: 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.