Head & Neck Surgery
HEAD and NECK SURGEON
As a head and neck surgeon, a provider needs extensive advanced training, knowledge, and clinical experience treating simple and complex facial, throat, oral cavity, and head and neck disorders. Fortunately, Dr. Eftekhari has exceeded all these criteria to the fullest.
With a professional background in both Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Eftekhari is uniquely trained and is an expert in treating disorders and cancers of the head and neck region. He also treats cancer of the face and neck. Along with treating disorders and cancers of these regions he also does advanced complex reconstructions.
Dr. Eftekhari is among the very few advanced trained sub-specialists in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex; he has patients who come from as far as Oklahoma and all over Texas to seek his expertise.
Dr. Eftekhari is a Fellow of the American Head & Neck Society and American College of Surgeons.
Please continue to read on to find out more about head and neck surgery and reconstruction to see whether a consultation would be beneficial for your unique needs.
WHAT IS HEAD AND NECK SURGERY?
A head and neck surgeon focuses specifically on the surgical management of diseases and disorders of the
- Oral Cavity
- Thyroid/Parathyroid glands
- Salivary glands
- Skin cancers of face, neck, and nose
WHAT TRAINING DOES A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON HAVE?
To become a head and neck surgeon, a physician must complete and pass a comprehensive and accredited program of study. So not only do they have to be a doctors first, but they also continue their education after obtaining their medical degree.
Surgeons learn to perform surgery for patients with diseases and disorders that affect the face, oral cavity, tongue, jaw, throat and tonsils. Other areas that are areas of expertise of a next surgeon are thyroid, parathyroid glands, salivary glands, skin cancers of face, neck and nose in addition to advanced complex reconstruction of these regions. They are also experts in surgical treatment of cancers and malignancies.
WHO NEEDS TO SEE A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON?
There are many reasons to see a head and neck surgeon. Some may include unexplained masses, lesions, swelling, bumps or pain associated with face, neck, throat, nose, and oral cavity.
In addition to these conditions, most head and neck surgeons such as Dr. Eftekhari, also treat patients with trauma to the face, head and neck region. The also deal with infections and abscesses of the face, neck, oral cavity and throat along with reconstructive surgery.
WHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DOES A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON PROVIDE?
A head and neck surgeon will provide consultations, treatment, and surgery for a range of conditions. Two specific areas of head and neck surgery involve cancer with reconstructive surgery and noncancerous masses. They also deal with major trauma and different types of infections.
DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER HEAD AND NECK SURGERY?
Dr. Eftekhari accepts most major insurances, including Medicare.
In most cases, patients’ medical insurance will cover the majority of your treatment costs. In many cases insurance will cover the entire course of treatment, including surgery, especially if your condition is a serious one.
However, some surgeries may require insurance pre-approval, so it is always helpful to check ahead with your insurance provider to ensure you will not incur out-of-pocket expenses.
CONTACT NEXTGEN OMS
It can be intimidating to face a diagnosis of cancer or another serious condition. Whether you have received a referral from your current care provider or are looking for a second opinion, Dr. Eftekhari may provide the answers and reassurance you need.
The first step is to schedule a consultation to find out how NextGen OMS can help you with your health and wellbeing. We are proud to be one of the few clinics in the region to be able to see a patient for a consultation within a week. Urgent consultations are also available.
Most surgeries are performed at major hospitals in north Dallas region including: Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Baylor of McKinney, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and Medical City of Plano.