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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Round Rock, TX.

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

Dr. Douglas Martin works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zapalac is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Zapalac 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Scholl graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Scholl has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Austin is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austin is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Meigs is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Meigs 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Dr. Ratcliff has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Combs's clinical interests: bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and otolaryngic allergist in Round Rock, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tamez average 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamez takes.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors.

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

Dr. Kevin Taheri is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taheri studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Taheri completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is 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.