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We found 18 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Randal Allen Otto, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8300 Floyd Curl Drive, Department of Otolaryngology; Ms 7777
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Randal Otto sees patients in San Antonio, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in head and neck cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Otto attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Otto speaks Spanish. Dr. Otto's professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Frank Raymond Iv Miller IV, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Frank Miller is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Miller is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. Christian Lane Stallworth, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Christian Stallworth's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Stallworth has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Stallworth attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Stallworth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Dr. John Mark Morehead, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. John Morehead is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in San Antonio, TX. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morehead graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Morehead trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Jose Enrique Barrera, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
555 E Basse Road; Suite 200
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jose Barrera is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barrera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Allen David Noorily, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1200 Brooklyn Avenue; Suite 170
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Allen Noorily specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in San Antonio, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Noorily is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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Dr. Daniel John Fleming, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Santa Rosa Pavilion Building; 315 N. San Saba Suite 1195
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Fleming specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in San Antonio, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Fleming an average rating of 3.0 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. Fleming honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fleming is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Dr. Laura Marie Dominguez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Laura Dominguez is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dominguez is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Timothy Mark Herr, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1200 Brooklyn Avenue; Suite 170
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Herr is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in San Antonio, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Herr average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Herr graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1303 Mccullough; Suite 242
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Walter Bain is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Bain 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 Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4025 East Southcross; Building 4 Suite 24
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Laursen is an otolaryngologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laursen graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Maturo is an otolaryngologist. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He honors 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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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
333 N Santa Rosa Street; Goldsbury Center Lower Level
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. William Clark specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
926 Brooklyn
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Robert Spears is an ear, nose and throat specialist in San Antonio, TX. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spears accepts 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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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
333 N Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Buckmiller is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckmiller honors. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jared Theler is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Before completing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Theler attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.