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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Medicare near Corpus Christi, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. George Fisher is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Dr. Troy Louis Creamean, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Troy Creamean is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Creamean attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mintz is a Corpus Christi, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mintz studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. James Motes is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Motes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Randall Zane is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zane honors. Dr. Zane is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Robert Oshman works as an otolaryngologist in Corpus Christi, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Oshman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Paul Loeffler is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Loeffler is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeffler accepts.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3301 S Alameda; #506
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Claude McLelland is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. McLelland studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3533 S Alameda Street; Suite 301
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Aiysha Balbosa is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Balbosa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3318 S Alameda Street
Corpus Christi, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Steehler's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Steehler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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.