We found 3 head and neck surgeons who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. James Hao-Yuang Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
17450 St. Luke's Way; Suite 200
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. James Liu is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Liu is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Christian Patrick Conderman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 425
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christian Conderman specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Conderman attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Conderman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Conderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Otolaryngology
9305 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Stark is an otolaryngologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 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.
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