We found 11 head and neck surgeons near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3502 9th Street; Suite 410
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Tam Nguyen, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3802 22nd; #100
Lubbock, TX

Dr. William Fell is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fell studied medicine at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy
Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
3811 24th Street
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Kim Pershall is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist in Lubbock, TX. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pershall is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Joshua Charles Demke MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3601 4th Street; 4th Floor, Ms 8312
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Joshua Demke, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Demke honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
3802 22nd Street; Suite 200
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Philip Scolaro is a Lubbock, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Scolaro graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3621 22nd Street; Suite 300
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Stan Potocki specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Potocki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3502 9th Street; Suite 410
Lubbock, TX

Dr. John Marchbanks is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Lubbock, TX and Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Marchbanks has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
3502 9th Street; Suite 410
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Joehassin Cordero is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Cordero is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cordero accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
3621 22nd Street; Suite 300
Lubbock, TX

Dr. Thomas Neal's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4432 S Loop 289
Lubbock, TX

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3601 4th Street; # Ms 8312
Lubbock, TX
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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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