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We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Dayton Young is an otologist and neurotologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Young's residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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 attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Patients rated Dr. Pine highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pine is 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. 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. Watts has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 a specialist in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Siddiqui has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She 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. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Vicente Resto practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Resto takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Resto completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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

Dr. Susan McCammon's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McCammon is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for 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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Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Cole 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 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Underbrink an average rating of 4.5 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Underbrink is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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

Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Szeremeta is professionally 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. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Health System. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Tomoko Makishima practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Galveston, TX and Texas City, TX. Dr. Makishima is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Paul Brindley is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Brindley is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Shraddha Siddharth Mukerji, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Shraddha Mukerji is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Mukerji attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Suite 6.100
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Callender's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Callender studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.