El Paso Head and Neck Surgery

Our Doctors

Dr. Ben Westbrook, M.D.

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

Dr. Ben 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. 

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:

Dr. Tyler Swiss, D.O.

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.

Education

BS: Brigham Young University- 2010 

DO: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine- 2014

Transitional Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center -2015

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Residency-Madigan Army Medical Center -2020

Dr. Tyler Swiss, D.O.
Jennifer Linford,
MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Jennifer Linford, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

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.

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

Dr. John W. Lally, M.D.
Hello El Paso community! My name is Jack Lally, and I am excited to offer my medical and surgical services to improve your quality of life. I am a native of St. Louis, MO and attended St. Louis University High School. Under the guidance of the Jesuits there, I learned the importance of becoming a ‘man for others’ and discerned my vocation to medicine. I attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in pre-professional studies and theology, before heading to Washington, DC for medical school. While training at Georgetown University School of Medicine, I was taught the significance of ‘cura personalis’ or ‘care of the whole person.’ I take great pride in caring for patients of all walks of life and delivering high quality ENT care within the context of each patient’s individual story. During my residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center, I received excellent training in all aspects of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. I take great pride in and responsibility for the care of my patients and am thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver a high-quality patient experience at El Paso H&N Surgery.
 

Education

B.S. – University of Notre Dame – 2013
M.D. – Georgetown University School of Medicine – 2017
Otolaryngology Internship and Residency – San Antonio Military Medical Center – 2022
Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. John W. Lally, M.D.

Dr. Lally is a comprehensive general otolaryngologist. He is a Captain in the United States Army and currently works full-time at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.  He is  available to see patients at El Paso Head and Neck Surgery when on leave from the US Army. His specific interests include surgery of the nose and paranasal sinuses, endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, salivary gland surgery, and surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.  He is well trained in surgical treatment of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders, ear and eustachian tube disorders, pediatric head and neck surgery, and most facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  

Dr. Michael Avillion

Hello! My name is Michael Avillion, and I am very excited to be here in El Paso. I am currently in the Army working at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, but will also be working in the community on days the Army allows. I am very excited about using my expertise in ear diseases to care for those who need it. 

Dr. Michael Avillion

I have a subset of skills in treating all surgical and medical diseases of the hearing and balance systems, which I look forward to providing to the El Paso community. I trained at the world renowned House Ear Institute for my fellowship, under the tutelage of the most well known surgeons in the field of Otology & Neurotology. I care deeply about finding the correct diagnosis for my patients and providing excellent care both in the clinic and surgical setting. I treat patients with hearing loss, chronic ear disease, balance disorders, select cranial neuropathies, facial paralysis, and skull base tumors. I treat patients of all ages, and I am conversational in spanish. 

My skill set includes the following: 

– Cochlear implantation

– Bone anchored hearing aid implantation

– Stapes and revision stapes surgery

– Chronic ear surgery (repairing perforated ear drums; removing cholesteatoma; repairing the bones of hearing; fixing draining ears; revising prior chronic ear surgery)

– Skull base surgery to include vestibular schwannoma and other tumors

– Facial nerve tumor surgery

– Glomus tumor surgery

– Cerebrospinal fluid leak and encephalocele of the temporal bone

– Vestibular surgery such as endolymphatic sac decompression and superior canal dehiscence repair. 

Education

B.S. – Campbell University 2012

M.D. – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 2016

Otolaryngology Residency and Internship- Tripler Army Medical Center 2021

Neurotology Fellowship- House Ear Clinic 2023

Monicke Magnon DNP, FNP-C, APRN, MSN, BSN

I am proud to say I was raised in El Paso and will always be considered my home. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from New Mexico State University in 2008 and began my nursing career working in the Emergency Department in Massachusetts. Six years later, I moved back to El Paso and continued working in the Emergency Department while finishing my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock in 2017. I then began my career as an FNP in sleep medicine at the El Paso Sleep Center. 

I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with honors at The University of Texas at El Paso in 2021. During my time at the El Paso Sleep Center, I became responsible for managing all patients in El Paso implanted with Inspire, an upper airway stimulator that treats obstructive sleep apnea without a CPAP. I was the first provider in the state of Texas and New Mexico certified in Inspire’s Care Pathway in 2019, and in 2023, I was the first nurse practitioner in the country to be awarded Inspire’s Provider of Excellence award based on my patient’s outcomes. 

I am now excited to have joined Dr. Westbrook and his team and to contribute my experience to the high quality of care that patients have come to know and expect at El Paso Head and Neck Surgery Clinic. Yo hablo Español!

 
Monicke Magnon DNP, FNP-C, APRN, MSN, BSN

I am now excited to have joined Dr. Westbrook and his team and to contribute my experience to the high quality of care that patients have come to know and expect at El Paso Head and Neck Surgery Clinic. Yo hablo Español!

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