We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Constance Q Zhou, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 225
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Constance Zhou is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Irving, TX. She speaks Chinese. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and sore throat (pharyngitis). Dr. Zhou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Zhou attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Balance Disorders

Dr. Timothy S Thomason, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 225
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Thomason is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Irving, TX. Dr. Thomason's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and sore throat (pharyngitis). His professional affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Balance Disorders

Dr. Neil Paul Williams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neil Williams is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Williams is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Williams is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Williams speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Eyelid Problems, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank W Theilen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Frank Theilen is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Theilen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Theilen has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Eyelid Problems, Otoplasty, ... (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.

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