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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Pearland, TX.

Dr. Ifeolumipo Obianuju Sofola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9223 Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Ifeolumipo Sofola is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Webster, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Katy, TX. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Sofola completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sofola has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Cynthia Poindexter Poindexter, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Tarver, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Tarver is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Dr. Kathleen Rose McDonald, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen McDonald works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. McDonald is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cuong Nguyen's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Nguyen's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Des Moines General Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Dr. Omid Abbassi, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2225 County Rd 90; Suite 123
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Omid Abbassi practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy in Pearland, TX. Dr. Abbassi's average patient rating is 2.5 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. Abbassi takes. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Abbassi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 202
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Miller is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Miller studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Angela Paige Adkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2225 County Rd. 90; Suite 123
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Angela Adkins practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otolaryngic allergy, and head & neck plastic surgery in Pearland, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Adkins attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3312 Cactus Heights Lane
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Ridley is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ridley accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Dr. Michael C Byrd, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Byrd's specialty is otolaryngic allergy. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Byrd is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2950 Cullen Parkway; Suite 202
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Chester Strunk is an otology and neurotology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strunk is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 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.