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We found 18 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in chronic sinusitis and nasal polypectomy. Dr. Ryan's professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryan attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He has received the following distinction: 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Young's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Young attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Tammara Watts is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Watts graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Watts has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Harold Pine is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Pine is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pine accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Siddiqui is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 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 works as an otolaryngologist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Resto 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. McCammon is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McCammon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

Dr. Eric Cole is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole 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. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

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

Dr. Michael Underbrink's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Underbrink has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 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 is an otolaryngologist in Galveston, TX and Texas City, TX. Dr. Makishima is an in-network provider 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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Dr. Patricia Anne Maeso, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Galveston; Oto Department
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Maeso works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Maeso studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maeso welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Szeremeta performed his residency at Henry Ford Health System. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Paul Brindley's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Brindley is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Shraddha Mukerji, who practices in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mukerji takes. Dr. Mukerji obtained her medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed her residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.