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 and practices in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: tumor resection, larynx cancer, and pharyngectomy (pharynx removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Myers is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Buffalo General Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including 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.

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

Dr. Romaine Johnson is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. His distinctions include: 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. John Morrow Truelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Truelson works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX. Dr. Truelson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and tumor resection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truelson takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. William Jones is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Jones attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. David Mason is a chest surgeon in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Mason graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason honors. Dr. Mason has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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  • Charge (avg.): $2,366
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $402

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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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