We found 22 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near League City, TX.

Dr. Dayton Leonard Young, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Dayton Young is an otology and neurotology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Young is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency.

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Dr. Shaista Athar Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Before completing her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Husain attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Scott Pine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1600 W. League City Parkway; Suite D
League City, TX
 

Dr. Harold Pine's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave Dr. Pine an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Pine attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Tammara Lynn Watts, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 League City Parkway; Suite D
League City, TX
 

Dr. Tammara Watts is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Watts is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watts honors. Dr. Watts has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is a physician who specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui honors. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Dr. Vicente A Resto, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Vicente Resto works as an otolaryngologist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Resto's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ifeolumipo Obianuju Sofola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Ifeolumipo Sofola works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sofola is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sofola is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Susan Dixon McCammon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Susan McCammon, who practices in Galveston, TX and League City, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McCammon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cole honors. Dr. Cole is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cole completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Preston Underbrink, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Michael Underbrink's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Underbrink's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Underbrink is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Szeremeta trained at Henry Ford Health System. Patient ratings for Dr. Szeremeta average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Szeremeta accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Paul Claunch Brindley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Paul Brindley, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Brindley performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Brindley is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Alfredo Pedro Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alfredo Jimenez's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jimenez include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and ear surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann, Dr. Jimenez attended medical school at Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. Patient ratings for Dr. Jimenez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jimenez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Ear Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Endoscopy

Dr. Richard Henry Iii Johnigan III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite A
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Richard Johnigan specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Pearland, TX and Webster, TX. Dr. Johnigan's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnigan accepts. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Johnigan's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Fannin Surgicare.

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Dr. Michael Patricio Castillo, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite A
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Michael Castillo, who practices in Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Castillo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Dr. Mohamad Raafat Chaaban, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Chaaban is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chaaban accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chaaban completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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.