We found 5 providers matching tracheostomy and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Larry Leonard Myers Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Larry Myers is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myers include tumor resection, larynx cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Myers's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; SUNY-Buffalo Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Day - 1st Place; and National Medical Association - Otolaryngology Section Resident Research Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Romaine Fitzgerald Johnson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Romaine Johnson is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and ear infection. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: D Magazine Best Doctors; Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award; and Research grant to study genetic mutations in patients with hearing loss. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, Cysts, Ear Infection, Drooling, Tracheostomy, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Truelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Truelson is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include salivary gland cancer, salivary stone, and tumor resection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Truelson graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. William Gerald Jones II, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
221 W Colorado Boulevard; Suite 825
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Jones practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Jones speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, heart failure, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Jones obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. David Park Mason, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Mason works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Mason accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Hiatal Hernia, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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What is a Tracheostomy?

Tracheostomy or tracheotomy is a surgical procedure to open an airway in a blocked trachea, or windpipe. A small hole is created in the neck, and a tube is often inserted into the hole to provide support and drainage. The patient can breathe through the hole that is created.

Tracheostomy is performed for a variety of reasons when a bypass to the normal airway is needed. A patient may have an object lodged in their throat or have an injury that damaged their windpipe. They may have cancer or a swelling in their throat that stops air from moving freely. Sometimes tracheostomy is performed to make breathing easier when patients are paralyzed or have trouble coming off a ventilator.

A tracheostomy can be temporary or permanent. A temporary tracheostomy tends to heal over easily when the tube is removed, leaving a small scar. A permanent tracheostomy can make speech difficult at first. It takes time to learn how to use your throat and air in a new way. Tracheostomy is a fairly simple procedure, but it can make all the difference in a life or death situation.

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