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Dr. Wesley Hicks Jr, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Hicks Jr

Dr. Wesley Hicks Jr, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, plastic surgery, and more.


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(716) 845-4898

Dr. Hicks Jr accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EBS-RMSCO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hicks Jr' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Larynx Conditions
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hicks Jr treats Larynx Conditions more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hicks Jr treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hicks Jr treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Hicks Jr treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Laryngeal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hicks Jr treats Laryngeal Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Hicks Jr treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer

Dr. Hicks Jr' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Disorders
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meningiomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

"Wesley L. Hicks Jr., M.D., is chair of the Head and Neck/Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Hicks is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of ...

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Stanford University Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Manhattan Ee & Throat Hosp
Residency Hospital
1990
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
1987
SUNY At Buffalo Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1986
SUNY At Buffalo Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1984
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
1991
1990
1990
1990
1987
1986
1984

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Dr. Hicks was my primary surgeon when I was dx with throat cancer. I am an ER RN, I have worked with many doctors over the years. Never have I experienced an MD with such disregard for his post-op patients. There is a reason why his applications to other medical centers were denied.
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I am grateful to Dr. Hicks for providing exceptional care. His professionalism, detailed and specific office management led me to believe the same excellence would be found in the surgical suite. I was right and am thankful for a positive outcome. I received wonderful care by him and all I...Read More
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Good experience excellent clinician and teacher.
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Although a prominent doctor the experience that we had was very poor. Dr. Hicks performed a biopsy on my father in May and the results were positive for cancer it took over two months and numerous phone calls and messages to get him seen again. In addition, every time we had an appointment with...Read More
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