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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. James H Liu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
17450 St. Luke's Way; Suite 200
Conroe, TX

Dr. James Liu's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Liu is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Liu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Head Neck Surgery

Dr. Deidre Roseanne Larrier MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
17198 St. Luke's Way Suite; 300
The Woodlands, TX
(832) 822-3250; (832) 822-3268

Dr. Deidre Larrier practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larrier include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Larrier's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larrier has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ear disease, Adeno-tonsillar disease, Airway disorders, Sinus disease, Neck/Thyroid disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
9305 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
(936) 266-2630

Dr. Michael Briscoe's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. William Marshall Guy MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), Facial Plastic Surgery
128 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
(832) 956-1040

Dr. William Guy is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guy studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Guy is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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.