We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Choice near Midland, TX.

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Dr. Joseph M Damiani, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology
2407 W Louisiana Avenue; Suite 102
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Damiani is a facial plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and otolaryngologist in Midland, TX. Dr. Damiani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 W Ohio Avenue
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Roberta Case is a Midland, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Case has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2407 W Louisiana; Suite 104
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Vikram Patel works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Midland, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2012 W Ohio Avenue
Midland, TX
 

Dr. Roger Traxel's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, 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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