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We found 8 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 sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in tumor resection, head and neck cancer, and glossectomy (tongue removal). Dr. Myers takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Buffalo General Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: SUNY-Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Day - 1st Place; National Medical Association - Otolaryngology Section Resident Research Award; and SUNY-Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Day - 3rd Place. Dr. Myers is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , tracheostomy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Facial Cancer, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Romaine Johnson, who practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Johnson has received the following distinctions: D Magazine Best Doctors; Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award; and Research grant to study genetic mutations in patients with hearing loss. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, Cysts, Ear Infection, Drooling, Tracheostomy, Exercise, ... (Read more)

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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and tumor resection. Dr. Truelson's professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Truelson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Stenosis, Squamous Cell ... (Read more)

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 heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Jones speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Lance Edward Oxford, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lance Oxford specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Dallas, TX. Dr. Oxford's clinical interests include thyroid problems, skull base surgery, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Oxford has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinus Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Head and Neck Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $470
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. David Park Mason, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Mason is a thoracic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mason has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Hiatal Hernia, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,366
  • Medicare Cost: $402
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Tibbetts works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Tibbetts's areas of expertise include the following: hoarseness, laryngitis, and tracheostomy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her residency, Dr. Tibbetts trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pain, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tumor, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 960
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Crescens Pellecchia sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Pellecchia is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,264
  • Medicare Cost: $389

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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.