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We found 3 head and neck surgeons who accept Molina Healthcare near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Division Alex Avram Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX

Dr. Alex Kane's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kane attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Nose Surgery, Hemangiomas, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Richard Seaward, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX

Dr. James Seaward specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, hemangioma, and nose reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seaward takes. Dr. Seaward attended medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. Dr. Seaward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Hemangiomas, Nose Reconstruction, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
221 W Colorado Boulevard; Pavilion Ii Suite 943
Dallas, TX

Dr. Rene Pena is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pena include allergy testing. Before completing his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Pena attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

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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.