Joseph C. Sniezek, MD, MBA, FACS

Joseph C. Sniezek, MD, MBA, FACS

Director of Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

4.9 out of 5.0
Rating 4.9
(116 Reviews)
Accepting New Patients
Swedish Head and Neck Surgery
1221 Madison St
Suite 1523
Seattle, WA 98104
US
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About Joseph C. Sniezek, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Joseph Sniezek is the Medical Director of Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery for Swedish Health Services. Dr. Sniezek graduated from West Point in 1990 and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1994. After completing an Otolaryngology residency in 1999, he performed a two-year fellowship at Vanderbilt in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery. He has served as a department chief, residency program director, and subsequently as the Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army for Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of head and neck masses and tumors, with a particular interest in thyroid and parathyroid disease. In 2015, he was elected Teacher of the Year by the Swedish General Surgery Residency. He completed a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Washington in 2016. Dr. Sniezek has also been recognized with Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine's Top Doctor award.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Medical School
  • SAUSHEC
    Residency
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology

Associations

  • American College of Surgeons, American Academy Of Otolaryngology/Head &
  • Neck Surgery, American Head &
  • Neck Society, Triological Society

Languages

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (WA Apple Health)
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare (WA Apple Health/Healthy Options)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • acinic cell cancer (acc)
  • acoustic nerve injury
  • adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • anosmia
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • caloric reflex testing
  • cancer
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • cervical spine mass
  • cheek bone fractures
  • cheek problems
  • cochlear nerve damage
  • compromised skin grafts
  • compromised tissue flaps
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • developmental and congenital hand deformities
  • distortion of the face
  • ear canal lesions
  • ear cancer
  • ear mass
  • ear melanoma
  • ears abscess
  • endocrine surgery
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • eye socket fractures
  • face cancer
  • face swelling
  • facial cyst
  • facial nerve injury
  • fine needle aspiration of thyroid
  • fissured tongue
  • flap surgery
  • foreign body (throat)
  • free flap head
  • free flap neck
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroesophageal junction cancer
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • genioplasty
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • hairy tongue
  • head and neck cancer
  • head and neck melanoma
  • head and neck sarcoma
  • head cyst
  • head deformities
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • head papilloma
  • hoarseness
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • jaw cancer
  • jaw deformities
  • jaw surgery
  • laryngeal cancer
  • laryngitis
  • laryngomalacia
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • lip droop
  • liposarcoma
  • ludwig angina
  • lump in throat
  • lymphadenopathy
  • lymphedema
  • malignant melanoma
  • malignant melanoma of eyelid
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • malignant neoplasm of tonsils
  • mandibular resection prosthesis
  • mandibular tori
  • maxillofacial pathology
  • maxillofacial regeneration
  • melanoma
  • melanoma on face
  • metastatic melanoma
  • midfacial hypoplasia
  • mouth abscess
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth cancer
  • mouth cyst
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • musculocutaneous flap
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • nasal surgery
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck cancer
  • neck cyst
  • neck lymph nodes
  • neck papilloma
  • neck plastic surgery
  • neck reconstruction
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • nystagmus
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • oral inflammation
  • oral pathology
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • orthognathic surgery
  • osteoma
  • osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • otitis
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • parathyroid surgery
  • reconstruction of ear
  • reconstruction of nose
  • reconstruction orbit
  • rhinoscleroma
  • robotic oral surgery
  • salivary gland disorders
  • sarcoma
  • scar revision
  • scratchy voice
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus cancer
  • sinus mass
  • sinus polyp
  • skin cancer
  • skin cancer surgery
  • skull base tumor
  • sore throat
  • spots on mouth
  • spots on tongue
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip
  • stridor
  • stylohyoid syndrome
  • subglottic stenosis
  • surgical staging
  • swallowing problem
  • swollen parotid
  • swollen throat
  • temporal bone cancer
  • temporomandibular joint surgery
  • throat abscess
  • throat abscess drainage
  • throat cancer
  • throat mass
  • throat tightness
  • thyroglossal duct disorders
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • tongue cancer
  • tongue mass
  • tongue pain
  • tongue sores
  • tongue tied
  • tonsillitis
  • toxic nodular goiter
  • tracheal dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheal stent
  • tracheostomy
  • tracheostomy revision
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • ultrasound
  • ultrasound guided biopsy
  • velopharyngeal deficiencies
  • vermilionectomy
  • virtual care
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord lesions
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • voice problems
  • voice screening
  • xerostomia

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4.9 out of 5.0(116 Reviews)

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