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Dr. Ben Westbrook

Dr. Westbrook is trained in minimally-invasive, transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of sleep apnea and tumors of the throat. He is currently the only ENT physician in the El Paso area offering this level of surgical care.

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Dr. Ben Westbrook is trained in minimally-invasive, transoral, robotic surgery for the treatment of sleep apnea and tumors of the throat.

AboutDr. Ben J. Westbrook, M.D.

Dr. Westbrook sees patients of all ages and performs all types of head and neck surgery including cancer, endoscopic sinus surgery, endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid), parotid, and salivary gland surgery. He is trained in minimally-invasive, transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of sleep apnea and tumors of the throat. He is currently the only ENT physician in the El Paso area offering this level of surgical care.

Education

B.S. - Brigham Young University 2003M.D. - Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences 2007
General Surgery Internship - Tripler Army Medical Center 2008
Otolaryngology Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center 2013
Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Notes from the doctor

Hello! My name is Ben Westbrook. I am an ENT surgeon and I have been practicing here in El Paso since 2013. Since my arrival in El Paso my primary obligation has been to care for the ENT needs of active-duty military personnel, their dependents and VA beneficiaries.

I am comfortable managing most head and neck pathology (no spine or brain issues). I have a particular interest in the following types of surgery and disease processes:

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    Thyroid and parathyroid
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    Parotid and other salivary glands
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    Allergy and sinus pathology (Endoscopic sinus surgery)
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    Throat and neck cancer and reconstruction
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    Skin cancer and reconstruction
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    Sleep apnea and airway reconstruction
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    Pediatric ENT (tonsils, adenoids, PE tubes, congenital abnormalities)
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    Facial trauma and cosmetic reconstruction
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    Facial aesthetics to include skin resurfacing, Botox and fillers
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    Hearing loss and ear surgery
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    Other medical conditions: headache, difficulty swallowing, balance issues, chronic cough, etc.

I am dedicated to ongoing education so that I am maximally qualified to care for the people of El Paso. I pride myself on the quality of my clinical staff who are trained to treat patients with the respect they deserve. I have invested in advanced diagnostic technologies to ensure that I can help my patients with all of their ENT concerns. My goal is to establish open and easy communication with the other providers in the community so that we can provide top-notch care to our patients. I want every patient that walks through my office doors to feel as if they received care as good as, or better than, they could have received anywhere else!

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Education

BS: Brigham Young University- 2010DO: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine- 2014Transitional Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center -2015Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Residency-Madigan Army Medical Center -2020

Notes from Doctor

I am excited for the opportunity to provide ENT care to the people of El Paso. As a general ENT, I am equipped to help manage most ENT issues including hearing loss, chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction, chronic ear issues, thyroid and parathyroid issues, sinus and allergy issues, obstructive sleep apnea, pediatric ENT, and cancer of the skin and head neck. I have a special interest in sinus and allergy disease as well.

Currently I serve as an active duty military member, providing ENT care for the soldiers, their families, and the VA beneficiaries in the greater El Paso region. I am excited for the opportunity to work with El Paso Head and Neck and provide care to the great community of El Paso. I am fluent in Spanish and love using my skills to help care for the Hispanic population of El Paso.

I enjoy working the team at El Paso Head and Neck to provide the best patient experience. We want every patient to feel happy with their experience and that they have been taken care of. It is my pleasure to provide the best care to each and every patient that I interact with.
Es mi placer poder ser parte de este grupo y de poder ofrecer mis servicios a la gente Hispana. Lo considero un placer poder ayudarles con sus problemas de salud, y de hacer mi mejor para aliviar sus cargas. Confíanos para cuidarte.

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Dr. Julian A. Vellucci, M.D.

Dr. Vellucci is a well-rounded and board-certified General Otolaryngologist with specific interests in surgeries of the voice, upper airway, head and neck cancer, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands. He is also well versed in most aspects of facial plastic surgery, sinus, sleep, and pediatric ENT surgery.

Education

B.B.A. - Cum Laude - University of Texas at El Paso 2008
M.D. - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 2014
Otolaryngology Internship and Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center 2019
Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Notes from the doctor

Hello, my name is Julian Vellucci. I am a former El Paso native and back home after years of training in my field. I am glad to call El Paso home and am looking forward to meeting the great number of El Pasoans that may need my ENT care. As stated above, I cover the majority of pathology surrounding the ears, nose, and throat but have specific interests in treating ENT cancers, voice, and upper airway diseases.

Please know that I take a great deal of honor and responsibility of the care of each and every one of my patients. We have a great team here to deliver quality care and I look forward to meeting you all.

Sería un placer ayudarlos.

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Jennifer Linford,MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Education

B.S. - University of Texas at El Paso
M.S.N. - Honors Graduate - Angelo State University
F.N.P.-C - Honors Graduate - Angelo State University

Notes from the doctor

I began my career as a nurse in 2002. I worked in various settings such as ICU, ​medical/surgical, dermatology, allergy, and nephology. I attended Angelo State University, where I received my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) & Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)– graduating with honors. I received clinical training in ENT and the ​ primary care settings to provide care to families and individuals across the lifespan. I am also a UTEP graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

I am excited to be working with Dr. Westbrook and the rest of the team as I share the same goals and values in providing “top-notch care, continuing education, and improving patient’s quality of life.

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Our Team

We are a small office. We work hard to ensure that we are well-trained to be maximally helpful to our patients. Education is a never-ending focus for us as we strive for self-improvement. Our focus is on cooperation and communication. We believe that this translates into great patient care.

Community

We are proud members of the El Paso community. Aside from tending to the health needs of El Pasoans we also try to be involved and supportive in other efforts such as supporting community artists. Here are some of thebeautiful original pieces you can appreciate or even purchase from our local artists when you come to EPHNS clinic for your care. 

Partners

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El Paso Hearing and Audiology Center

Audiology Services

Matt and Kerry Lyon are both doctors of audiology (AuD) and have been practicing in El Paso and the surrounding area since 1986. Learn more about their practice by visiting their website.They provide exceptional care and are conveniently located within the same building as Dr. Westbrook. 

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The Beauty Smith

Marc Smith CRNA

CRNA Aesthetics Injector
Neurotoxin, Fillers & Microneedling PRP facials