We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Houma, LA.

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Dr. Nicholas Charles Sorrel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1023 Wood Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Nicholas Sorrel specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Thibodaux, LA, Houma, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Sorrel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. David Lee Hagen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
505 Dunn Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. David Hagen, who practices in Houma, LA and Thibodaux, LA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Hagen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hagen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Guy P Zeringue III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1023 Wood Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Guy Zeringue works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Zeringue honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Justin Michael Tenney, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1023 Wood Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Justin Tenney is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Tenney accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Dr. James Vance Broussard, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1023 Wood Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. James Broussard's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Broussard include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Broussard graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Paul T Gaudet, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1023 Wood Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Paul Gaudet practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Thibodaux, LA, Houma, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gaudet graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Matthew G Beyer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
505 Dunn Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Matthew Beyer is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Beyer attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Dr. Chad Michael Simon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
505 Dunn Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Chad Simon, who practices in Houma, LA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC). He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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