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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Open Access near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Carlos Ramon Ayala, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 E Dove Avenue; Suite F and G
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Ayala is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Ayala is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayala is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ayala's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. David Aubrey Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2505 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. David Lee practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Houston, TX and Edinburg, TX. Dr. Lee is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Joseph Howard Hemer, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 South Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Hemer's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in McAllen, TX. He studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hemer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2101 S Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Charles Theivagt is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Theivagt graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 South Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Frank Glatz is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in McAllen, TX. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glatz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 S Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. James Wright is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wright average 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 S Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Keith Picou, who practices in McAllen, TX, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders), otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Picou average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 S Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. James Sorce is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sorce studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
801 E Nolana Avenue; Suite 4
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Tan Nguyen's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2101 S Cynthia Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Alastair Lynn-Macrae is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in McAllen, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lynn-Macrae accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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.