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We found 7 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Edinburg, TX.

Dr. Carlos Ramon Ayala, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 E Dove Avenue; Suite F and G
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Ayala is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in McAllen, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ayala accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. David Aubrey Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2505 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. David Lee is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2821 Michael Angelo Drive; Suite 201
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Honrubia is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Edinburg, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Honrubia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4302 S Sugar Road; Suite 106
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Rodriguez is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Rodriguez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2709 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Mackie's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mackie is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
801 E Nolana Avenue; Suite 4
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Tan Nguyen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2821 Michaelangelo Drive; Suite 303
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Simon Milov is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Milov honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.