We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near The Woodlands, TX.

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Larrier include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Larrier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Larrier's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Streitmann attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Streitmann is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Rosalia Burke is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Burke's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Burke is professionally 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 Scott Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Chimenti's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chimenti accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Donald Earl Newland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9305 Pinecroft; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Donald Newland is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Newland an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Newland attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. 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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9305 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Stark is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stark accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Rance Raney is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Raney is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9301 Pincecroft Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Neilan practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Neilan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Shenandoah, TX. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Guy is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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.