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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 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 works in The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Liu has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Deidre Roseanne Larrier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
17198 St. Luke's Way Suite; 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Deidre Larrier's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among Dr. Larrier's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Larrier studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Tonsil Problems, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9305 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Briscoe practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Briscoe accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Dr. William Marshall Guy, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
128 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. William Guy specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Shenandoah, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Guy is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Guy is 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.

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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.