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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Waco, TX.

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Dr. Bradford Warren Holland, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
601 W Highway 6; Suite 106
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Bradford Holland is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holland accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
601 W Hwy 6; Suite 106
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mace Brindley is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brindley has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
601 W Highway 6; Suite 106
Waco, TX
 

Dr. James Tandy is an otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tandy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Suite 206
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Charles Guy sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guy honors. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic 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.