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We found 7 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hagen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Thibodaux, LA, Houma, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Guy Zeringue's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Zeringue is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Broussard practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Broussard accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. Matthew G Beyer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
505 Dunn Street
Houma, LA
 

Dr. Matthew Beyer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houma, LA and Thibodaux, LA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Beyer's professional affiliations include Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Gaudet is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Thibodaux, LA, Houma, LA, and Suite B Morgan City, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaudet is 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 a Houma, LA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Simon graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC).

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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.