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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Harlingen, TX.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4770 North Expressway; Suite 106
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Chi Nguyen sees patients in Brownsville, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1629 Treasure Hills Boulevard
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Rowin specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rowin attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1901 N. Ed Carey Drive; Suite 200
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Tan Nguyen's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in General Practice, Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1622 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Marcus McRoberts specializes in general practice, head and neck surgery, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McRoberts average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
8349 W Business 83
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Robert Somerville sees patients in Harlingen, TX and Wimberley, TX. His medical specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg 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.