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

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

Dr. David Hagen's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Hagen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nicholas Sorrel practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Thibodaux, LA, Houma, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorrel accepts. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sorrel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Guy Zeringue is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Thibodaux, LA, Houma, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zeringue is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Matthew Beyer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beyer honors. Dr. Beyer studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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

Dr. Justin Tenney is an otolaryngologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tenney studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Chad Simon is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Simon is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC).

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

Dr. James Broussard is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Houma, LA, Thibodaux, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Broussard is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaudet is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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.