We found 35 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana HMO near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Robert Daniel Cullen M.D.
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Cullen is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cullen include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Cullen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Research Hospital, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals.

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

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

Dr. Kumar Prasad's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Prasad (or staff) speaks Assamese and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. Dr. Prasad attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Saint Louis University College of Arts & Sciences - Summa Cum Laude.

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Christopher G. Larsen M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 2.68 stars (4 ratings)
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Larsen include salivary gland problems, voice disorders, and snoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Voice Disorders

Bradley Seaton Thedinger MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Thedinger's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Thedinger is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Thedinger has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Joseph A. Ursick M.D.
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
average rating 2.75 stars (2 ratings)
2401 Gillham Road; Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Ursick's specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Ursick takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is affiliated with Research Hospital, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Dr. Stanley William McClurg M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley McClurg specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McClurg attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McClurg trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. His clinical interests include pituitary surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. McClurg is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Pituitary Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.28 stars (7 ratings)
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include dermabrasion, volbella, and voluma. Dr. Humphrey is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Humphrey attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Humphrey has received include 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs.

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

Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Pierre Podrebarac, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Podrebarac is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Podrebarac honors. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. Dr. Podrebarac is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James Lin M.D.
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2401 Gillham Road; Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Lin specializes in otology and neurotology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Lin attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), 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, who practices in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Knappenberger's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to 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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Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
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). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr. James D. Garnett M.D.
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.67 stars (1 rating)
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Garnett is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Garnett is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Garnett attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Shnayder's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shnayder accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John David Kriet MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.52 stars (19 ratings)
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Kriet is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kriet's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and volbella. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith A. Sale MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale is a physician who specializes in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Sale is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sale honors. Dr. Sale has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3.87 stars (2 ratings)
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Roh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Dr. Roh has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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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