We found 40 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Kansas City, KS.

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Dr. Robert Daniel Cullen, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Cullen is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cullen include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Cullen takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Brian Matthew Hendricks, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5330 N Oak Trfwy; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Hendricks' medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hendricks attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha; Magna Cum Laude (Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Tympanostomy, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kumar Prasad practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Prasad has received the following distinction: Saint Louis University College of Arts & Sciences - Summa Cum Laude. In addition to English, Dr. Prasad (or staff) speaks Assamese and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Training, Throat Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Problems

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include salivary gland problems, voice disorders, and snoring. Patient reviews placed Dr. Larsen at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Larsen attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Larsen is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Salivary Gland Problems, Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Seaton Thedinger, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Thedinger sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Thedinger accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thedinger trained at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Research Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Stanley William McClurg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley McClurg's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. McClurg include pituitary surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. McClurg is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. McClurg trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pituitary Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Joseph Andrew Ursick, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Ursick practices otology and neurotology in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ursick is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Dr. Clinton D Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include dermabrasion, restylane, and laser surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Humphrey honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs. Dr. Humphrey is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Pierre Podrebarac's specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Podrebarac trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Frank Custer Koranda, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Otolaryngology
5330 N Oak Trafficway; Suite 201
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Frank Koranda specializes in facial plastic surgery, dermatology (skin disorders), and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Koranda is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Koranda has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Revision Rhinoplasty, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Children's Mercy Hospital, Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Lin is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Knappenberger specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Knappenberger is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Allergy Testing, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garnett takes. Dr. Garnett obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Shnayder attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. John David Kriet, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Kriet is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients rated Dr. Kriet highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kriet attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Restylane Silk, Rhinoplasty, Restylane ... (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.

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