We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Tyler, TX.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
417 South Saunders
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Monica Hardee is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Hardee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Dr. Robert Paul Fulmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
417 S. Saunders
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Robert Fulmer is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Austin, TX, Bastrop, TX, and Tyler, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fulmer 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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3413 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steuart Heaton is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Heaton at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heaton include throat problems, sleep disorders, and ear problems. Dr. Heaton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heaton graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Heaton has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3413 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Howard Garb's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Garb an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3413 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lewis works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Tyler, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Lewis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3413 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Troy Callender's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Callender graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, head and neck cancer, and ear problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Callender is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Nose Problems, Head and ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
417 S. Saunders
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Cooper's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cooper takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
417 S. Saunders
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Toney sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Toney honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1136 E. Grande Boulevard
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Glass is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Glass is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.