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We found 17 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Matthew William Ryan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Ryan has indicated that his clinical interests include chronic sinusitis and nasal polypectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ryan trained at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Clinical interests: Septoplasty, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polypectomy, Nose Problems, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dayton Leonard Young, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Dayton Young is an otology and neurotology specialist. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Tammara Lynn Watts, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tammara Watts is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Watts attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Watts has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Vicente A Resto, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vicente Resto's area of specialization 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. Dr. Resto attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Harold Scott Pine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Pine's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Pine completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pine has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Department of Otolaryngol
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Siddiqui trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui takes. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Susan Dixon McCammon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Susan McCammon's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McCammon's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Michael Preston Underbrink, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb, Department of Otolaryngology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Underbrink is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Underbrink studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Underbrink takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Tomoko Makishima, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tomoko Makishima works as an otolaryngologist in Galveston, TX and Texas City, TX. Dr. Makishima is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Galveston; Oto Department
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Maeso is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Maeso has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maeso's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Minor Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Claunch Brindley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Brindley works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Brindley attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Brindley is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Shraddha Siddharth Mukerji, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Shraddha Mukerji practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mukerji graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Mukerji's medical residency was performed at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Briscoe is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Galveston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Briscoe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1406 Ball
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Cowan sees patients in Longview, TX and Galveston, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cowan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Dr. David Lee Callender, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Suite 6.100
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Callender specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Callender attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callender accepts.

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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.