We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. James Liu's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Liu honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Liu is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Deidre Larrier is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She works in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Larrier attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larrier include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is open to new patients.

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Guy include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Guy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Guy has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2009 RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
10847 Kuykendahl Road; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Allen is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Allen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
17350 St Lukes Way 310
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Briscoe is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Briscoe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.

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