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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Iloabachie's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Lake Pointe Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iloabachie takes. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Rowlett, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Garland, TX. Dr. Antony has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Antony include throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and audiometry test. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Antony is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Antony attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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

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

Dr. Geetha Subramanian, who practices in Mesquite, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Garland, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Subramanian attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for 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) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Subramanian's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey West works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Wylie, TX. In his practice, Dr. West focuses on thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. John McKee specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Sunnyvale, TX. Patients rated Dr. McKee highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.