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

Dr. Monica Jane Shaffer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
417 South Saunders
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Monica Hardee's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hardee 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Fulmer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Heaton's average rating from Dr. Heaton's patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heaton's areas of expertise include sleep disorders. Dr. Heaton takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Tyler, TX. Dr. Garb graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3413 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lewis' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Lewis graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
417 S. Saunders
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Toney works as an otolaryngologist in Tyler, TX. Dr. Toney's average rating from his patients is 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3413 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Troy Callender is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Callender is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is especially interested in head and neck cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callender accepts.

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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
1034 Clinic Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Glass works as an otolaryngologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.