We found 37 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana near Kansas City, MO.

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

Dr. Robert Cullen sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Cullen's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Research Hospital, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cullen attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals.

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

Dr Stanley William McClurg MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Stanley McClurg's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. McClurg attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. McClurg's areas of expertise include pituitary surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McClurg accepts. He is 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

Robert V Spake MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Robert Spake's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Spake's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kumar Prasad is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Prasad graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health.

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

Dr. Bradley Thedinger practices otology and neurotology. Dr. Thedinger 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. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Provenant Mercy Medical Center, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Christopher G Larsen MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 2.68 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Christopher Larsen is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Larsen include salivary gland problems, voice disorders, and snoring. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Larsen trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. He is 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

Dr Clinton D Humphrey MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.28 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Clinton Humphrey practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, volbella, and voluma. Dr. Humphrey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Humphrey attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Humphrey include: 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs. He 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, B ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO

Dr. Pierre Podrebarac is a physician who specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Podrebarac's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Podrebarac attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Dr James Lin MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. James Lin is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Lin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Joseph A Ursick MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2401 Gillham Road; Adele Hall Campus
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Joseph Ursick is an otologist and neurotologist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Ursick accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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 professionally 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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Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 500
North Kansas City, MO

Dr. Scott Knappenberger practices allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Knappenberger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Meritas Health. Dr. Knappenberger welcomes new patients.

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Abigail Catherine McEwan MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Abigail McEwan practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Kansas City, MO. Dr. McEwan graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Her clinical interests include obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. McEwan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McEwan is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Allergies

Dr Ann Bailey Robinson MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Ann Robinson works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Dr Keith A Sale MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Keith Sale is a physician who specializes in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Sale attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Lynn Roh specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Roh attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh 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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Dr James D Garnett MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO

Dr. James Garnett is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Garnett accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Garnett's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas 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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