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

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

Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. McGraw-Wall an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGraw-Wall honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. McGraw-Wall 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 is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cosmetic Surgery, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Husain is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Husain takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing 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 attended Khyber Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Husain is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Melton Horwitz's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. The average patient rating for Dr. Horwitz is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Horwitz speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Anoop Ahuja is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Ahuja is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ahuja is accepting new patients.

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

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 areas of expertise include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Wang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Luke Burke is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Burke attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is 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)

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

Dr. Michael Kaplan practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan takes. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

Dr. Yuri Gelfand is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Gelfand attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelfand's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

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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.
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