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We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Amerigroup Star near Houston, TX.

Dr. Becky L McGraw-Wall, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. McGraw-Wall's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. McGraw-Wall include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). The average patient rating for Dr. McGraw-Wall is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. McGraw-Wall is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Shih-Ning Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1200 Mckinney Street; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wang sees patients in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wang attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Ear Surgery, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaista Athar Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1109
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. She graduated from Khyber Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Anoop Singh Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anoop Ahuja's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahuja include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja honors. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ahuja's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, Injuries, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melton Jay Horwitz, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melton Horwitz practices otology and neurotology in Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Horwitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horwitz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Luke Ignatius Burke, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1631 North Loop West; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luke Burke's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Burke accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Burke attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Burke is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Sleep Apnea, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuri Michael Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuri Gelfand works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelfand include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Gelfand's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gelfand is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gelfand completed residency programs at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, Endoscopy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Cooper, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Cooper's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cooper honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Cooper attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann.

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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.