Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Edmonds is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Edmonds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, ... (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). Dr. Duncan attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duncan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

Dr. Andrew Thomas Lyos, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
16655 Sw Freeway, Suite 360; Methodist Sugar Land Prof Building
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Lyos specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, blepharoplasty, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lyos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lyos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuri Michael Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Drive; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuri Gelfand, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Gelfand completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gelfand is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.