We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Saint John, IN.

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Dr. Dennis Paul Han, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9660 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN
 

Dr. Dennis Han is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Merrillville, IN, Munster, IN, and Saint John, IN. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Han accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9660 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN
 

Dr. Sreekant Cherukuri works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include eyelid surgery, juvederm, and facelift. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Henry Ford Health System's residency program. Dr. Cherukuri is affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Thomas T Tarin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9660 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Tarin is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tarin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tarin honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tarin is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ryan C Cmejrek, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9660 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN
 

Dr. Ryan Cmejrek practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Cmejrek is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point. Dr. Cmejrek's practice is open to new patients.

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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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