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Joseph C. Sniezek, MD, MBA, FACS

Head & Neck Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Otolaryngologist

Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Sniezek is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: 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. His personal interests include travel, skiing, and surfing.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
medical school
SAUSHEC
residency, Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
fellowship, Head & Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • Acinic Cell Cancer
  • Acoustic Nerve Injury
  • Adenoidcystic Carcinoma
  • Anosmia
  • Base Of Skull Tumors
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Caloric Reflex Testing
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • Cancer Of Skin
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cervical Spinal Mass
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • 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 Lesion
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Mass
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ears Abscess
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Eye Socket Fractures
  • Face Cancer
  • Face Melanoma
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Cyst
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Flap Surgery
  • Foreign Body In Throat
  • Free Flap Head
  • Free Flap Neck
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genioplasty
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head And Neck Cancer Care
  • 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's 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 Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Midfacial Hypoplasia
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Cyst
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Musculocutaneous Flap
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • 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
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Reconstruction Of Ear
  • Reconstruction Of Nose
  • Reconstruction Orbit
  • Revision Of Tracheostomy
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Robotic Oral Surgery
  • Salivary Duct
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Sarcoma
  • Scar Revision
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • 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 Cancer
  • Throat Drainage
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Sores
  • Tongue Tied
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsils
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Stent
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tumor Of Nose
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Vermilionectomy
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Lesion
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Problems
  • Voice Screening
  • Xerostomia
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Personal Interests

surfing, paddling, running
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Professional Associations

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

  • English

Practice Locations

Joseph C. Sniezek practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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