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

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

Dr. Teodoro Ortega works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. He speaks Filipino. These areas are among Dr. Ortega's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ortega takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Lebeau attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Lebeau is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lebeau accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chin ... (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. Dr. Pennington's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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

Dr. Jack Kotlarz, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: chin surgery, skin rejuvenation, and ear lobe surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kotlarz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kotlarz graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Botts' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Botts studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2411 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Michael Riesberg is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Riesberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Paula Pyle's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Pyle 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. Dr. Pyle attended medical school at 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Todd attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Pensacola, FL. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joshua Dixon is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Dixon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5151 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Ross' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ross is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kluka average 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pensacola, FL. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. White 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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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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