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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 sees patients in Oshkosh, WI and Neenah, WI. His medical specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. Dr. Burton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Burton speaks German. 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. Christopher J Keller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
855 N Westhaven Drive; #200
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Christopher Keller is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Keller average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keller include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keller takes. Dr. Keller attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Bechard attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bechard takes. Dr. Bechard 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. Robert B Prehn, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
855 N Westhaven Drive; #200
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Robert Prehn's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and throat cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prehn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prehn attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. 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)

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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.