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We found 46 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.

Dr. Krista Lee Olson, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
One Baylor Plaza Na-102
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krista Olson is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Olson's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed Dr. Olson at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Olson's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Nose Reconstruction, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Louis Eisemann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Eisemann graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eisemann at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Barton Parke Jr., MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Baylor Col of Med/dept of Oto; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Parke works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Parke is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Parke include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parke honors. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Parke has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parke is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Mouth Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julina Ongkasuwan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julina Ongkasuwan, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ongkasuwan include dystonia, voice disorders, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ongkasuwan graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ongkasuwan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Swallowing Problems, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Dystonia, Voice Problems, Voice ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Edwin Brissett, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Smith Tower, 17th Floor; 6550 Fannin, Suite 1701
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Brissett's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Brissett obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brissett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Bronchoscopy, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadia Gul Mohyuddin, MD, BA
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1504 Taub Loop; Ent Clinic - Floor 2
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nadia Mohyuddin specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Houston, TX. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Mohyuddin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and head and neck cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mohyuddin's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Melanoma, Head and Neck Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 Baylor Plaza; Suite 206a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Friedman specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Houston, TX. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and ear surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Friedman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nerve Problems, Ear Surgery, Cochlear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Kelly Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6501 Fannin Street; Suite Nb317
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gallagher's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallagher include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gallagher accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gallagher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Gallagher is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Sinusitis, Open Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Wayne Altman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7200 Cambridge Street; Department of Otolaryngology - Mcnair 9
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Altman's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: professional voice problems, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and chronic cough. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Altman graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, Chronic Cough, Professional Voice Problems

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Dr. Robert Arthur Williamson Jr., MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
6501 Fannin, Suite Na-102; Nuero Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Williamson's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Williamson's clinical interests include facial problems, ear surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson accepts. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Williamson speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Ear Surgery, Tumor, Meningioma, Acoustic Neuroma, Nerve Problems, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Gilchrist Lewis Jackson, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gilchrist Jackson practices head and neck surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Jackson include cancer surgery, stomach surgery, and breast cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jackson honors. Dr. Jackson studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jackson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Stomach Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Thomas Donovan, MD, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
One Baylor Plaza, Suite Na102; Department of Otolaryngology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Donald Donovan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Donovan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and esophageal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, Trachea Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deidre Roseanne Larrier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Deidre Larrier's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among Dr. Larrier's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Larrier studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Tonsil Problems, Sinusitis, ... (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's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Khyber Medical College. Her residency was performed 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 professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alberto Achilles Maillard, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6410 Fannin; Suite 1508
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Maillard is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Maillard include sinus problems. Patients rated Dr. Maillard highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Maillard (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Maillard is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems

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

Dr. Anoop Ahuja's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Ahuja performed his residency at Henry Ford Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Ahuja welcomes new patients.

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

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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.