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We found 17 head and neck surgeons who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Matthew Ryan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ryan at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ryan include chronic sinusitis and nasal polypectomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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 distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 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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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 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. Patricia Anne Maeso, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Galveston; Oto Department
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Maeso is an otolaryngologist. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Maeso's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maeso is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 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; Department of Otolaryngology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Briscoe specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Galveston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Briscoe takes. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1406 Ball
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Cowan's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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.