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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in tumor resection, larynx cancer, and pharyngectomy (pharynx removal). Dr. Myers is affiliated with 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. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Myers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Truelson's areas of expertise include the following: salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and tumor resection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Truelson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. David Mason specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. Dr. Mason is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mason attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: 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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