We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept BlueCross BlueShield of Texas 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 facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Cilento's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, cheek (mid-face) lift, and CPAP treatment. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Research Grant for Immunology, American Heart Association; Humanitarian Travel Grant, Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology; and Potsic Furgosen Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Cilento speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Michael Byrd is a physician who specializes in otolaryngic allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Byrd attended Morehouse School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byrd honors.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Kingwood, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sofola's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, liquid facelift, and cheek (mid-face) lift. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Sofola is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sofola has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Des Moines General Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Cynthia Tarver's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Tarver is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Karen Bednarski's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Bednarski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. She studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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

Dr. Kathleen McDonald is an otolaryngologist in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. McDonald is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonald takes. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

Dr. Zhen Huang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; Suite 670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zhen Huang's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Huang attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Dr. John Caleb Simmons, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11914 Astoria Boulevard; #670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Simmons is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Simmons is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Simmons attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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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