We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near The Woodlands, TX.

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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. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Streitmann attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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)

Dr. Rosalia Chipelo Fonseco, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Rosalia Burke is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Burke average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burke takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Neck Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey S Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Chimenti specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Chimenti is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chimenti is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chimenti takes. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Donald E Newland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Donald Newland's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Newland accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis

Dr. Rance W Raney, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Rance Raney, who practices in Shenandoah, TX and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Raney's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Ryan Eric Neilan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pincecroft Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Neilan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Neilan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of 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.

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