We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Interplan PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Andrew Lyos' specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Lyos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Luke's Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lyos is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Superdoc Award; Houston's Top Doctor Award; and Houston's Top Doctor for Women Award. Dr. Lyos is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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 affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Edmonds obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Duncan is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Duncan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Duncan's practice is open to 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelfand 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 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. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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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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