We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Amerigroup Star near Houston, TX.

Showing 1-9 of 9
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Becky L McGraw-Wall, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. McGraw-Wall's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. McGraw-Wall attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. McGraw-Wall's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Sinus Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melton Horwitz is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Horwitz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Horwitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Shaista Husain practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Khyber Medical College and then went on to complete 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). Dr. Husain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

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 works as an otolaryngologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Ahuja has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Ahuja's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuri Gelfand's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand honors. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Gelfand attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Gelfand has an open panel.

Read more

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1200 Mckinney Street; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wang, who practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

Dr. Michael Alan Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kaplan practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Kaplan attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Luke Burke is an otolaryngologist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Burke average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Burke's professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

Read more

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Cooper specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Cooper accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.