We found 9 head and neck surgeons who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Round Rock, TX.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Zapalac Jr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zapalac sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Zapalac's training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, chin surgery, and skin rejuvenation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Zapalac has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Clinical interests: Chin Surgery, Revision Rhinoplasty, Skin Rejuvenation, Eye Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas W Martin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Martin is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Round Rock, TX and Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin takes. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Martin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Skin Issues

Dr. Peter Dennis Scholl, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Spgs Drive Ste1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Peter Scholl is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Scholl studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Scholl average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scholl has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Oscar A Tamez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
7201 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 100
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Tamez is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and otolaryngic allergy specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tamez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at the University Health System. Dr. Tamez's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Williamson.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Nimish Patel sees patients in Round Rock, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Health Plano.

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Dr. John R Austin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. John Austin works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Austin is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Daniel Jonathan Ratcliff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7200 Wyoming Springs Drive; Suite 1200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ratcliff's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ratcliff attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Ratcliff accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Matthew Montgomery Meigs, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
940 Hesters Crossing Road; Office
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Meigs' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Meigs attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Meigs has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Kevin Taheri, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4112 Links Lane; Suite 204
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Taheri is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Cedar Park, TX, Austin, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Taheri is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Taheri attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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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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