We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Interplan PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Andrew Thomas Lyos, MD
Specializes in Other, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway, Suite 360; Methodist Sugar Land Prof Building
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Lyos is a head and neck plastic surgeon in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Luke's Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lyos is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Lyos highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyos honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Superdoc Award; Houston's Top Doctor Award; and Houston's Top Doctor for Women Award. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Drive; Suite 320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuri Gelfand specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Gelfand's clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelfand's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, Endoscopy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Edmonds's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Edmonds's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Edmonds attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Edmonds has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Pituitary Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Newton Oran Duncan III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Newton Duncan's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Duncan is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Duncan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Duncan highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Bronchoscopy, Voice Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Surgery, Hay Fever, Head and Neck Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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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