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We found 8 head and neck surgeons near Murfreesboro, TN.

Dr. James Owens Fordice, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1370 Gateway Boulevard; Suite 100
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. James Fordice's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fordice's clinical interests encompass snoring. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Fordice completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He is affiliated with TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Clinical interests: Snoring

Dr. Paulino Edwardo Goco, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1370 Gateway Boulevard; Suite 100
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Paulino Goco is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and ear pain. Dr. Goco's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Goco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Ear Pain, Sleep Disorders, Sinuplasty, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1272 Garrison Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Andrew Ford, who practices in Murfreesboro, TN, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ford's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Saint Thomas Health.

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Dr. George Marquis Converse IV, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1370 Gateway Boulevard; Suite 100
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. George Converse is an otolaryngologist in Murfreesboro, TN and Smyrna, TN. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Converse's clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and ear pain. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Ear Pain, Sleep Disorders, Sinuplasty, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2832 Sulphur Springs Road
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Jack Coleman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Sentara Bayside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1272 Garrison Drive
Murfreesboro, TN
 

Dr. Brannon Mangus is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Saint Thomas Health. Dr. Mangus is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
610 E Clark Boulevard
Murfreesboro, IN
 

Dr. Richard Bell is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Murfreesboro, IN. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
608 E Clark Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN
 

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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.