We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute for residency. Dr. Ortega's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Filipino.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacque Perrin Lebeau, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jacque Lebeau's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital. Dr. Lebeau attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients rated Dr. Lebeau highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. John Peter Kotlarz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
6100 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jack Kotlarz is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Kotlarz's areas of expertise include chin surgery, skin rejuvenation, and ear lobe surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kotlarz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Restylane, Revision Rhinoplasty, Ear Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, Ear Lobe Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 325a
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Pennington is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pennington takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Botts is an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Botts is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botts honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Paula Pyle works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Pyle's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Depaul Building Suite 325c
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Donald Todd, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Todd is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Todd honors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Dixon is an otolaryngologist in Pensacola, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dixon attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5151 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Ross is an otolaryngologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Adult Cardiology
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Evelyn Kluka practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and adult cardiology in Pensacola, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2411 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Michael Riesberg is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Pensacola, FL. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Riesberg has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Hilliary White is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Pensacola, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White honors. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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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