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We found 6 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Portland, OR.

Dr. Neil Dwayne Gross, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Road Pv01
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Neil Gross' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gross include: Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS); RTOG Surgical Oncology Travel Award, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG); and Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Award, Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Eric Jackson Dierks, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
1849 Nw Kearney; Suite 300
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Eric Dierks is an oral and maxillofacial surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Portland, OR. Patient ratings for Dr. Dierks average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dierks is professionally affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Bryce Earl Potter, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1849 Nw Kearney; Suite 300
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Bryce Potter works as a head and neck surgeon and oral surgeon in Portland, OR. In addition to English, Dr. Potter (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Potter is affiliated with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Potter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Tuan Giang Bui, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
245 Sw Lincoln Street; #2213
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Tuan Bui's medical specialty is head and neck surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bui attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bui is professionally affiliated with Sanford Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bui's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1849 Nw Kearney; Suite 300
Portland, OR
 

Dr. R. Bell specializes in head and neck surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Portland, OR. He has a special interest in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Legacy Health.

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Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Road; L579
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Saif Al-Bustani is a medical specialist in hand surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Al-Bustani attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.