We found 24 head and neck surgeons who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Maria Clemencia Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Maria Veling specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among Dr. Veling's clinical interests: tonsilitis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ear infection. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Veling has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America; American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Golden Apple Award; and American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Honor Award.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Allergies, Exercise, Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth H Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Lee is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hearing loss. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received distinctions including American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology Potsic Award; Washington University Department of Otolaryngology Medical Student Teaching Award; and Washington University Joseph M Chole Humanitarian Award. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Exercise, Sleep Apnea, CPAP ... (Read more)

Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kapadia's clinical interests: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kapadia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapadia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Romaine Fitzgerald Johnson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Romaine Johnson is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School 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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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, Cyst, Ear Infection, Drooling, Tracheostomy, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Rasco Coffey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7609 Preston Road; P3500
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Amy Coffey practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: tonsilitis, sinusitis (sinus infection), and ear infection. Dr. Coffey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Coffey has received the distinction of First Place Roche Laboratories Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Allergies, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale, who practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mehendale attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mehendale's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert William Brobst Jr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4800 Hedgcoxe Road; Suite 250
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Brobst's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brobst include cyst aspiration, rosacea, and cyst removal. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Brobst studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Brobst average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cyst Aspiration, Dermabrasion, Chin Implants, Nasal Fractures, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Glynn Skiles, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 104
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Roger Skiles is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Skiles's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Skiles is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Sarah Ann Saxon Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5575 Warren Parkway; 1st Floor, Suite 318
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Saxon's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She practices in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Saxon (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Saxon attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saxon takes. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Dale Robert Ehmer Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Dale Ehmer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Ehmer is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ehmer studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Dizziness, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Division Ron Benson Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
7609 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ron Mitchell works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mitchell 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitchell studied medicine at the University of Southampton School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, CPAP Treatment, Sleep Problems, Ear Infection, Feeding Disorders, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ewen Yi-Wuen Tseng, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8380 Warren Parkway; Suite 504
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ewen Tseng specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tseng include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Tseng takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tseng has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tseng (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Chad McDuffie is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, bell's palsy, and dizziness. Dr. McDuffie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDuffie honors.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Allergies, Bell's Palsy, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Eric McClay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11445 Dallas Parkway; Suite 240
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. John McClay practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. McClay has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Nicholas James Peiffer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Peiffer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Peiffer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peiffer include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peiffer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Keith Edward Matheny, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8380 Warren Parkway; Suite 504
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Keith Matheny is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Frisco, TX. Dr. Matheny's areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, sinuplasty, and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matheny attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Matheny completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Matheny's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Sinuplasty, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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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.