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

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

Dr. Newton Duncan is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duncan include cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Duncan is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Duncan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Edmonds specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Edmonds's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Edmonds has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lyos's areas of expertise include thigh lift, blepharoplasty, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lyos attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise consist of endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand honors. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gelfand trained 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.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery, Endoscopy, Thyroid Surgery, Hay Fever

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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.