We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Harold Scott Pine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Pine is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Pine's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pine takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Tammara Watts practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Watts is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Mohamad Raafat Chaaban, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Chaaban, who practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chaaban is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaaban takes. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Susan Dixon McCammon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Susan McCammon's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Dr. McCammon has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McCammon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Michael Underbrink is an ear, nose and throat specialist. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Underbrink completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Siddiqui attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Siddiqui is 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Resto is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 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. Tomoko Makishima, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tomoko Makishima's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Makishima is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Paul Brindley practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brindley is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Brindley attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch 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.

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