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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Douglas Wayne Martin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Martin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Skin Issues

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Zapalac Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zapalac's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zapalac is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Peter Dennis Scholl, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Spgs Drive Ste1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Peter Scholl's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scholl is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scholl takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. John Riley Austin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. John Austin is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Austin studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Matthew Montgomery Meigs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
940 Hester S Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Meigs is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Meigs honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic.

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Dr. Daniel Jonathan Ratcliff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ratcliff sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ratcliff honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Patrick Duffy Combs, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs is a specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Combs's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy
2300 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 203
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Tamez is a Round Rock, TX physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tamez studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Nimish Patel is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Round Rock, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Dr. Kevin Taheri, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4112 Links Lane; Suite 204
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Taheri specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Taheri obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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.