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 Lubbock, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Nguyen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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

Dr. Kim Pershall is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist. Dr. Pershall's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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

Dr. Joshua Demke is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Demke include craniofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demke studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Surgery

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

Dr. William Fell's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fell studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Fell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3601 4th Street Ms8312
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Marchbanks specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Lubbock, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Marchbanks is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Thomas Neal is an otolaryngologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Neal takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Stanley Potocki's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Potocki studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Phillip Scolaro is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Scolaro attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Joehassin Cordero is a Lubbock, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cordero honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4432 S. Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Mark Winter, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Winter graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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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.