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We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Huntington, WV.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Tri - State Otelaryrgology, Inc.; #3 Stonecrest Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Thomas Jung is an otology and neurotology specialist in Huntington, WV. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jung attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
#3 Stonecrest Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Mark Sheridan is an otolaryngologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sheridan is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Scott Robert Gibbs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 Medical Center Drive; Suite 2500
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Scott Gibbs practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Huntington, WV. He is affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibbs studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Tri - State Otolaryngology; #3 Stonecrest Drive
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Phillip Stevens sees patients in Huntington, WV. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stevens studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Charles Abraham, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1231 6th Avenue
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Charles Abraham works as an otolaryngic allergist. Dr. Abraham accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
96 Twp Rd. 369; #101
Proctorville, OH
 

Dr. Ricardo Roa's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Dr. Wade Gerard Douglas, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1401 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Wade Douglas specializes in head and neck surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Douglas graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Douglas accepts.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1616 13th; Avenue Suite 100
Huntington, WV
 

Dr. Bishara Touma is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Touma is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as 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.