We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic near Austell, GA.

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Dr. Vivek Kumar Gupta, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1790 Mulkey Road; Suite 7
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Vivek Gupta is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Douglasville, GA, Smyrna, GA, and Austell, GA. Dr. Gupta takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Dr. John G Nino, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1790 Mulkey Road; Suite 7
Austell, GA
 

Dr. John Nino practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nino attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nino (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Neil Persaud specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 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. Dr. Persaud obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Dr. Shalini Kansal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1790 Mulkey Road; Suite 7
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Shalini Kansal is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Smyrna, GA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kansal at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kansal is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Kansal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kansal's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kansal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gregg Sachs works as an allergist, facial plastic surgeon, and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sachs obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. Dr. Sachs is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Barak is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Barak studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Barak's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1668 Mulkey Road; Suite E
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jahmal Hairston is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hairston is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hairston's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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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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