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Dr. Eric Chiar-Ping Yang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Eric Yang is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yang include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and ear infection. He is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East and Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Yang accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Yang speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Tonsilitis

Dr. Landon C Riggs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3524 E Milwaukee Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Landon Riggs, who practices in Janesville, WI, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in ear surgery, sleep apnea, and sinus problems. He is affiliated with Mercy Clinic East. Dr. Riggs studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Riggs completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Throat Problems, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Facial Problems, Sleep ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3200 E Racine Street
Janesville, WI
 

Dr. Steven Lyon works as an otolaryngologist in Janesville, WI. Dr. Lyon graduated from Rush Medical College. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3200 E Racine Street
Janesville, WI
 

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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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