We found 5 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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Kane welcomes 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 and practices in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Seaward include cleft lip and palate, hemangioma, and nose reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Seaward attended medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. Dr. Seaward is affiliated with Texas Health 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, Craniosynostosis, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Biavati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Biavati is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biavati takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Plano.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
3131 Turtle Creek Boulevard; Suite 302
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rene Pena practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Pena include allergy testing. Dr. Pena is affiliated with Medical City Arlington. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Pena 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

Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Cherie Booth is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Booth accepts. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Southlake. Dr. Booth's practice is open to new patients.

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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.

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