We found 10 head and neck surgeons near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3502 9th Street; Suite 410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Tam Nguyen is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3802 22nd; #100
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. William Fell specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy
3811 24th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kim Pershall's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Pershall attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3601 4th Street, 4th Floor; Ms 8312
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Demke is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Lubbock, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demke accepts. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Demke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3802 22nd Street; Suite 200
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Philip Scolaro works as an otolaryngologist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Scolaro average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scolaro honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 300
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Stan Potocki practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Potocki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3502 9th Street; Suite 410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Marchbanks works as an otolaryngologist in Temple, TX and Lubbock, TX. Dr. Marchbanks studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3502 9th Street; Suite 410
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Joehassin Cordero is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cordero studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3621 22nd Street; Suite 300
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Neal is an otolaryngologist in Lubbock, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4432 S Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
 

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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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