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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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. McGraw-Wall has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McGraw-Wall is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Wang attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang's clinical interests include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Wang is accepting 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 works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Khyber Medical College and 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 professional affiliations include 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, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Hay ... (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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahuja include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Ahuja's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horwitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Horwitz attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Horwitz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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

Dr. Luke Burke sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Burke attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Burke's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Yuri Gelfand is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand honors. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gelfand trained at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Gelfand has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery, Endoscopy, Thyroid Surgery, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Sarah Cooper, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cooper honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cooper 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.