We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Sunnyvale, TX.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
763 East Highway 80; Suite 230
Forney, TX
 

Dr. Kenny Iloabachie specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Forney, TX, Wylie, TX, and Rockwall, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Iloabachie attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Disease

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
341 Wheatfield Drive; Suite 100
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Antony's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. These areas are among Dr. Antony's clinical interests: throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and audiometry test. Patient reviews placed Dr. Antony at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Antony is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Audiometry Test, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan West, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
763 East Highway 80; Suite 230
Forney, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey West practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Forney, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. West completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In his practice, Dr. West focuses on thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. West welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems

Dr. Geetha Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
231 South Collins Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. Geetha Subramanian is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Subramanian is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Subramanian (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Subramanian's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
2900 N Belt Line Road
Sunnyvale, TX
 

Dr. John McKee is a Sunnyvale, TX physician who specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. McKee attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.