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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Katy, TX.

Dr. Benjamin West Cilento, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Cilento's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Cilento is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His distinctions include: Research Grant for Immunology, American Heart Association; Humanitarian Travel Grant, Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology; and Potsic Furgosen Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. In addition to English, Dr. Cilento speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Karen Anne Bednarski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Karen Bednarski practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Webster, TX, Pearland, TX, and Houston, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Bednarski performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Ifeolumipo Obianuju Sofola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
23222 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite A
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ifeolumipo Sofola is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Webster, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sofola is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sofola is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. David Lee Sycamore, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24022 Cinco Village Center Boulevard; Suite 220
Katy, TX
 

Dr. David Sycamore is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Sycamore attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Dr. William Berhard Klinke, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 160
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William Klinke practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Klinke honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Klinke is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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.