We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Medicare near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Craig Alan Buchman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
605 Old Ballas Road; 124
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Craig Buchman is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and otologist and neurotologist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Buchman graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. He is especially interested in skull base tumors. Dr. Buchman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Facial Paralysis, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Neurofibromatosis, Cholesteatoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jeonhwan Chi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Chi specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. Dr. Chi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facelift Surgery, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Goebel, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joel Goebel specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Goebel speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goebel include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Goebel attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goebel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Benecke Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3009 North Ballas Road; Building C Suite 380
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Benecke is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Benecke studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph Pohl Bradley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 205; Medical Office Building 3
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Bradley practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise consist of voice disorders and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Hoarseness, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Swallowing Problems, Vocal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. John Stone Schneider, MA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. John Schneider is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of skull base tumors, pituitary tumor, and sinus problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schneider is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Katherine Ann Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Katherine Dunsky's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dunsky is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dunsky is affiliated with St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Barry N Rosenblum, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3023 North Ballas Road; Building C Suite 351
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Barry Rosenblum is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rosenblum is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenblum completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Rosenblum is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenblum accepts.

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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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