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

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

Dr. Teodoro Ortega is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Ortega is conversant in Filipino. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before performing his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortega average 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. Ortega takes.

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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. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include chin surgery, skin rejuvenation, and ear lobe surgery. Dr. Kotlarz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kotlarz studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Kotlarz trained 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)

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

Dr. Jacque Lebeau works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and facial plastic surgeon in Pensacola, FL. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Lebeau's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lebeau takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 ear, nose and throat specialist in Pensacola, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. Pennington accepts. Dr. Pennington studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pennington completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Riesberg has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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. Kevin Botts' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Botts average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Botts 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Todd 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.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Clark 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 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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pyle 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 accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5151 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Ross' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ross accepts 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's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and adult cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Dixon is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dixon accepts. 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Pensacola, FL. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She 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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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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