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

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

Dr. Neil Williams is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Williams has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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

Dr. Timothy Sean Thomason, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2021 N. 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 the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and sore throat (pharyngitis). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Balance ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Theilen is an Irving, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Theilen is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Theilen has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Constance Zhou is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Zhou's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and sore throat (pharyngitis). She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Pine Creek Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. She has an open panel. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Zhou completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Sore Throat, Laryngitis, Balance ... (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.