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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. Kenneth Wayne Altman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Altman's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Altman has a special interest in professional voice problems, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and chronic cough. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parke include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and salivary gland surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Parke is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Parke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parke completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Mouth Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Olson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Olson's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), blepharoplasty, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Olson is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Olson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Olson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with 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: 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 plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisemann include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Eisemann attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Eisemann trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Eisemann has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Julina Ongkasuwan's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ongkasuwan attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ongkasuwan is especially interested in dystonia, voice disorders, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ongkasuwan is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Brissett include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Brissett is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Brissett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohyuddin include thyroid problems, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohyuddin honors. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Mohyuddin is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Salivary Gland Problems, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher works as an otolaryngologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Gallagher's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gallagher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gallagher studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gallagher's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gallagher is professionally affiliated with 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, Salivary Gland ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deidre Larrier's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Larrier's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Larrier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Tonsil Problems, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gilchrist Jackson is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in head and neck surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, stomach surgery, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Oncology. Dr. Jackson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jackson attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Vrabec, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
6501 Fannin; Suite Na 102
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Vrabec is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Vrabec's clinical interests include facial problems, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vrabec welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Laser Treatment, Hearing Aids, ... (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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maillard include sinus problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Maillard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Maillard (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems

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

Dr. Donald Donovan practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donovan include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and esophageal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Donovan an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Donovan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ellen M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
6701 Fannin Street; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ellen Friedman specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Friedman performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 graduated from Khyber Medical College and then she 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 clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Masayoshi Takashima, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
One Baylor Plaza; Na 102
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Masayoshi Takashima is an otolaryngic allergist in Houston, TX. Dr. Takashima's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and pituitary surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Takashima trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Pituitary Tumor, Hay ... (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.