We found 13 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Ortega completed his residency training at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 325a
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Pennington is a Pensacola, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pennington is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Jacque Perrin Lebeau, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jacque Lebeau is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and facial plastic surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Lebeau has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lebeau obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. John Peter Kotlarz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
6100 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jack Kotlarz works as an otolaryngologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include chin surgery, skin rejuvenation, and ear lobe surgery. Dr. Kotlarz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Kotlarz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Restylane, Revision Rhinoplasty, Ear Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, Ear Lobe Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Depaul Building Suite 325c
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Donald Todd's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Todd is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands HealthCare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Paula Pyle works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pyle at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2411 Executive Plaza Road
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Michael Riesberg is a Pensacola, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Riesberg studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5151 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Ross' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross accepts. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Botts specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Botts is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botts takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Adult Cardiology
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Evelyn Kluka is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and adult cardiology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kluka accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Hilliary White specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. White takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Dixon is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Dixon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of 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.

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