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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Dayton Young is an otology and neurotology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Young average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Young honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Young 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 works as an otolaryngologist. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Watts 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Watts has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. Dr. Siddiqui attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Siddiqui completed her residency training 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 ear, nose and throat specialist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Resto honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally 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 area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Pine is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Susan McCammon specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. McCammon attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 works as a pediatric plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patients gave Dr. Underbrink 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. Tomoko Makishima, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tomoko Makishima's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Szeremeta has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Health System. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Szeremeta is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brindley accepts 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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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.