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We found 9 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 specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGraw-Wall accepts. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Husain obtained her medical school training at Khyber Medical College and 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 areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Husain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She 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. Brian Shih-Ning Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1200 Mckinney Street; Suite 415
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wang specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He 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. Anoop Singh Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anoop Ahuja is an otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Health System for residency. Dr. Ahuja's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahuja is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahuja's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Horwitz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. 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. Dr. Horwitz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Luke Burke is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Burke is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Burke accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Michael Kaplan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Yuri Gelfand is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Gelfand is professionally affiliated with 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gelfand's practice is open to new patients.

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