We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept CCN PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Richard A Chole, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 3s
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Richard Chole is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Chole include hearing loss, pituitary tumor, and skull base tumors. Dr. Chole's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chole trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chole honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Keith E Brandt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery
660 S. Euclid Avenue; Box 8238, 1150 Nw Tower
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keith Brandt is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Brandt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Geisinger Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Baylor University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Lee McJunkin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan McJunkin's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Clinical interests for Dr. McJunkin include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. McJunkin trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Vertigo, Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan E Mackinnon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Hand Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Neurosurgery, Trauma Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
660 South Euclid; Campus Box 8238
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Mackinnon works as a pediatric surgeon, hand surgeon, and neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a hospital affiliated with Queen's University, Ontario, Dr. Mackinnon attended Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Mackinnon has indicated that her clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, general reconstruction, and injuries. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackinnon is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Hand Problems, Injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Drescher is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. He works in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. Dr. Drescher's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drescher honors. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical interests: Nosebleeds, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Bone Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith E. Cho Lieu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 3s
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Judith Lieu is a pediatric otolaryngologist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Lieu's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 200
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fierstein works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Granite City, IL and Alton, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fierstein honors. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Fierstein is affiliated with Gateway Regional Medical Center and Alton Memorial 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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