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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 specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Cilento attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cilento 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, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cilento is 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 sees patients in Webster, TX, Pearland, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bednarski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Bednarski attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. 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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Webster, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sofola is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sofola takes. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Sofola has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. David Sycamore's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Klinke's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klinke is 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.