We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Benjamin West Cilento, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9223 Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Cilento is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cilento is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and CPAP treatment. Dr. Cilento is in-network for 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received distinctions including Research Grant for Immunology, American Heart Association; Humanitarian Travel Grant, Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology; and Potsic Furgosen Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael C Byrd, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Byrd is an otolaryngic allergy specialist in Houston, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Byrd attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Dr. Ifeolumipo O Sofola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9223 Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Ifeolumipo Sofola is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Sofola include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sofola has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Cuong Xuan Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 555
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cuong Nguyen is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed residency programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Des Moines General Hospital.

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Dr. Karen Anne Bednarski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9223 Broadway Street; Suite 103
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Karen Bednarski is an ear, nose and throat specialist. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Bednarski honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Cynthia P Poindexter, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Tarver is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Tarver is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tarver honors. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Dr. Kathleen R McDonald, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen McDonald is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. McDonald average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Head and Neck Cancer

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2225 County Rd. 90; Suite 123
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Omid Abbassi's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Pearland, TX. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abbassi is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Abbassi attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2225 County Rd. 90; Suite 123
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Angela Adkins is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Adkins completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College 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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