We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueCross BlueShield of Texas near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Benjamin West Cilento, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9223 Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Cilento is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. These areas are among Dr. Cilento's clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and CPAP treatment. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Cilento has received distinctions including Research Grant for Immunology, American Heart Association; Humanitarian Travel Grant, Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology; and Potsic Furgosen Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ifeolumipo Sofola sees patients in Webster, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Sofola an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sofola include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sofola graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Byrd practices otolaryngic allergy. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Byrd attended Morehouse School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Dr. Cuong Xuan Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cuong Nguyen specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Nguyen attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Des Moines General Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Cynthia P Poindexter, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Tarver specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Tarver is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Dr. Karen Anne Bednarski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9223 Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Karen Bednarski, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Bednarski's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Kathleen R McDonald, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen McDonald is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McDonald studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McDonald trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She 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

Dr. John Caleb Simmons, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Simmons' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simmons takes. Dr. Simmons graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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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