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 practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. Ortega takes. 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. He speaks Filipino.

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

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

Dr. Jack Kotlarz practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pensacola, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: chin surgery, skin rejuvenation, and ear lobe surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kotlarz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Kotlarz attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

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

Dr. Jacque Lebeau's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lebeau's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lebeau honors. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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 specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Pennington attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Kevin Botts is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Botts's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 attended medical school 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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Riesberg has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Donald Todd's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Todd has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Pensacola, FL. He 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 the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College 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). Dr. Pyle studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pyle average 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Joshua Dixon is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dixon 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. He graduated from 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He 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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and cardiologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kluka is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kluka 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Hilliary White works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. She attended medical school at 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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