We found 5 providers matching tracheostomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze 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. These areas are among Dr. Myers's clinical interests: tumor resection, larynx cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He honors 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. Dr. Myers's distinctions 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 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. Dr. Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Jones attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jones has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and tumor resection. Dr. Truelson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Truelson attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Truelson has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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