We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Molina Healthcare near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Alex Avram Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX

Dr. Alex Kane is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Dr. Kane honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Kane welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn Reconstruction, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Richard Seaward, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX

Dr. James Seaward sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Seaward graduated from the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He has a special interest in cleft lip and palate, hemangioma, and nose reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Seaward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Dallas, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Hemangiomas, Nose Reconstruction, Craniosynostosis, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Biavati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX

Dr. Michael Biavati is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Biavati is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Plano. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. Dr. Biavati's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
3131 Turtle Creek Boulevard; Suite 302
Dallas, TX

Dr. Rene Pena is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist. Dr. Pena has indicated that his clinical interests include allergy testing. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Medical City Arlington.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX

Dr. Cherie Booth is an otology and neurotology specialist in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Booth has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Booth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Southlake. She is open to new patients.

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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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