We found 3 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Katy, TX.

Dr. John Flynn Teichgraeber, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard; Suite 400
Katy, TX

Dr. John Teichgraeber's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Teichgraeber's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teichgraeber honors. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Chemical Peels, Chin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
24022 Cinco Village Center Boulevard; Suite 220
Katy, TX

Dr. David Sycamore is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Katy, TX. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sycamore attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 160
Katy, TX

Dr. William Klinke specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Katy, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Klinke is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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