We found 3 head and neck surgeons who accept Interplan PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edmonds include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Edmonds attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Edmonds has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Newton Oran Iii Duncan III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Newton Duncan practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Duncan average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duncan studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Duncan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Duncan's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Voice Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Surgery, Hay Fever, Head and Neck Cancer

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Drive; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuri Gelfand is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gelfand's clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Gelfand has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, Endoscopy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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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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