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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare Choice near Round Rock, TX.

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

Dr. Douglas Martin is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He 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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zapalac graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Zapalac has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients gave Dr. Scholl an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scholl 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Austin attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Daniel Ratcliff is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ratcliff takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Ratcliff has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Meigs attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Meigs is affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic.

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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 practices head & neck plastic surgery. In Dr. Combs's practice, he is particularly interested in 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. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school, he completed his residency training 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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Tamez completed his residency training at the University Health System.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Nimish Patel practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Round Rock, TX, Plano, TX, and Allen, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Patel 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Patel attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kevin Taheri works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Cedar Park, TX, Austin, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Taheri is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.