We found 23 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near League City, TX.

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Dr. Benjamin West Cilento, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Cilento is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cilento average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cilento include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and CPAP treatment. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cilento attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cilento include: Research Grant for Immunology, American Heart Association; Humanitarian Travel Grant, Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology; and Potsic Furgosen Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Dayton Leonard Young, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Dayton Young is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Young is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Harold Scott Pine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1600 W. League City Parkway; Suite D
League City, TX
 

Dr. Harold Pine works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Pine's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Tammara Lynn Watts, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 League City Parkway; Suite D
League City, TX
 

Dr. Tammara Watts is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Watts studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Watts is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Mohamad Raafat Chaaban, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Chaaban is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaaban accepts. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Susan Dixon McCammon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Susan McCammon's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. McCammon studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. McCammon is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Michael Preston Underbrink, MBA, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Michael Underbrink is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Underbrink is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Underbrink attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Shaista A Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Husain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Husain attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Husain welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Siddiqui attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Siddiqui an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Vicente A Resto, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Vicente Resto is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Resto's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Resto is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ifeolumipo O Sofola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Ifeolumipo Sofola is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Webster, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Sofola is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sofola attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Anne Bednarski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Karen Bednarski's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bednarski is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Wasyl Szeremeta is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szeremeta graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Health System. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Tomoko Makishima, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Tomoko Makishima works as an otolaryngologist in Texas City, TX, Galveston, TX, and League City, TX. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Makishima honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Paul C Brindley, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Paul Brindley's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Brindley is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Brindley has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite A
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Michael Castillo is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Webster, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Castillo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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