We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Edinburg, TX.

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Dr. Carlos Ramon Ayala, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
800 E Dove Avenue; Suite F and G
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Ayala works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in McAllen, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ayala at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayala include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and rosacea. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayala takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Ayala attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
801 E Nolana Avenue; Suite 4
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Tan Nguyen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4302 S Sugar Road; Suite 106
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Rodriguez works as an otolaryngologist in Edinburg, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2709 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Mackie is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Edinburg, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackie 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. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2821 Michaelangelo Drive; Suite 303
Edinburg, TX
 

Dr. Simon Milov works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School 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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