We found 5 providers matching tracheostomy and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Larry Leonard Myers Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Larry Myers specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include tumor resection, larynx cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Myers takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Myers has received include Texas Super Doctors; SUNY-Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Day - 1st Place; and National Medical Association - Otolaryngology Section Resident Research Award. He is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Romaine Fitzgerald Johnson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Romaine Johnson's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. He is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Johnson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: D Magazine Best Doctors; Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award; and Research grant to study genetic mutations in patients with hearing loss.

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Dr. William Gerald Jones II, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
221 W Colorado Boulevard; Suite 825
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Jones specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Jones completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Dr. John M Truelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Truelson, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Truelson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His clinical interests include salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and tumor resection. Dr. Truelson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. David Park Mason, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Mason, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason accepts. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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What is a Tracheostomy?

Tracheostomy or tracheotomy is a surgical procedure to open an airway in a blocked trachea, or windpipe. A small hole is created in the neck, and a tube is often inserted into the hole to provide support and drainage. The patient can breathe through the hole that is created.

Tracheostomy is performed for a variety of reasons when a bypass to the normal airway is needed. A patient may have an object lodged in their throat or have an injury that damaged their windpipe. They may have cancer or a swelling in their throat that stops air from moving freely. Sometimes tracheostomy is performed to make breathing easier when patients are paralyzed or have trouble coming off a ventilator.

A tracheostomy can be temporary or permanent. A temporary tracheostomy tends to heal over easily when the tube is removed, leaving a small scar. A permanent tracheostomy can make speech difficult at first. It takes time to learn how to use your throat and air in a new way. Tracheostomy is a fairly simple procedure, but it can make all the difference in a life or death situation.

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