We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Pensacola, FL.

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

Dr. Teodoro Ortega is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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

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

Dr. James Pennington practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pensacola, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 3.0 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 the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

Dr. Jack Kotlarz's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kotlarz is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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 Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2411 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Michael Riesberg, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Riesberg graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kevin Botts is an otolaryngologist in Pensacola, FL. Patients gave Dr. Botts an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Donald Todd is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Pensacola, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Todd average 4.5 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. Before performing his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Todd attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark attended medical school at 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 medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 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. Pyle takes. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5151 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Ross' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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

Dr. Jacque Lebeau is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Lebeau is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Evelyn Kluka is a pediatric otolaryngologist and cardiologist. Dr. Kluka is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. 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
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Dixon is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Dixon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school 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
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. Dr. White honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.