We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Wichita Falls, TX.

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Dr. Barry Barton Prestridge, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Burnside
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Barry Prestridge practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Prestridge is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: chin surgery, skin rejuvenation, and ear lobe surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Prestridge graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Nose Surgery, Chin Surgery, Restylane, Revision Rhinoplasty, Neck ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Burnside
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Jedidiah Grisel is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 Burnside
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Cameron Godfrey's areas of specialization are allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Godfrey takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Burnside
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Jerald Giles is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Giles is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1 Burnside
Wichita Falls, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Lerew is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Wichita Falls, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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