Dr. Mike Bowman

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Montgomery , AL
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Montgomery , AL

Address

1722 Pine Street, Suite 804, Montgomery , AL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

UnitedHealthcare

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

Dr. Bowman is dual board certified Physician in Otolaryngology Head Neck surgery as well as Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. He practices in Montgomery, AL. at two locations. His cosmetic clients can be seen at River Region Facial Plastics, while his reconstructive and head neck patients are served at Montgomery Otolaryngology. His other professional interests include mission work with KenyaRelief.org. He is married to his beautiful and talented wife and they share in the joy of 3 lovely children.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

641 Answers
308 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually: Never say never, but....Probably not. High thyroid levels often cause weight loss, jitters, heart palpitations, trouble sleeping, heat intolerance lo... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends...: In contrast, melanomas are typically pigmented like a freckle or mole. Basal cells are usually not pigmented (but they can be). They do have a disti... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No transmission: Basal cells (and other cancers) are never infectious in terms of being spread from person to person. There is no risk of transmitting the cancer from... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sinus rinses: Sinus rinses are an easy natural way to help with many sinus infections. I recommend an over the counter kit to make sure you have the right concentr... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
It varies: What matters is how deep a given melanoma grows. Some tend to grow horizontally and do not spread. Others, stay small, but grow deep, and will spread... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Not likely: You could cough up some blood with a severe bronchitis, but bleeding from the tongue would be very unusual. If you have a sore or other spot that is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: If you have a true thyroid problem, especially one severe enough to cause hair loss, then you need to see your primary doctor and/or endocrinologist. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Great question: I have no idea. :) rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping operation. The prefix -an usually means "without.". You may have a mis-spelling or perhaps s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Common skin cancer: Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common skin cancers. It needs to be removed, but they almost never metastasized or spreads to lymph nodes. T... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Any can, Few should: Any md *can* perform a chemical peel. Only experienced and properly trained doctors should perform peels. Medical grade peels can get great results,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: That could be caused by any number of different problems. It can be mild or severe...It could be a nuisance or could reflect a severe problem. Defin... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No, depends on depth: Generally no. Peels, when done right, are safe. The depth of a peel determines how much of a result you expect. Deeper peel=better results but highe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
From None to severe!: If caught early enough, a skin cancer won't cause any symptoms. If severe it can cause any myriad of symptoms if it has metastasized. Generally skin... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Have 'em removed: They can be easily removed in the office.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Many... :): There are several ways to answer that. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. About 2 million people are diagnosed annually. Most of thos... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can be mild to severe. The same way, the symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism like weight loss, jitters, heart palpitations, etc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
It varies: There are different kinds of melanoma and they grow at different rates. In all types, the deeper the melanoma grows in the skin, the more dangerous i... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sun protection: The main risk factor you can control is sun exposure. Apply high protection sunblock early and often, and wear appropriate full length clothing as muc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Enlarging lumps: Skin cancers usually are relatively asymptomatic until they get large. They are more common in sun exposed/damaged areas. Look for lesions on your s... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Melanomas come in different varieties. Rarely they have no pigment, and they can also appear in places which get little or no sun exposure including m... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Health over age: There isn't an age limit...General health concerns are more important than age. I might not offer an procedure to a 50 year with overall poor health.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Biopsy: Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. Your doctor or dermatologist can determine whether or not a given skin spot will warrant the biopsy. If you h... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Get a consultation: I only perform facial plastic surgery, but improvement from 50 to 30 is probably an unrealistic expectation. You need a consultation with a qualifie... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
2-3 days: If that long, most people don't require narcotic pain meds for that type or surgery. Mild discomfort (helped by tylenol) may be present for a week or... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Generally not: Hypothyroidism, if treated properly, shouldn't cause any problems. If you suspect hypothyroidism, see your pcp. If you have it, take your medicines ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Probably not: Long standing and/or severe ear pain should be evaluated. See your primary doctor or local ENT as a first step for treatment. Sleeping medicine will... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Things not to do: avoid smoking and tobacco, avoid excessive alcohol use. Things to do: eat well, and exercise regularly, use good sun protection,... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See a facial plastic: Surgeon... Removal of a mole is usually straightforward, and can be done in the office. Depending on the location and the appearance of the lesion, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See your dentist : And maybe your ent. You are not likely to die, but if you have a rotten tooth causing the sinus infection or jaw abscess it won't get better till the... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
10 days to set nose: You want to try and set the nose before 10 days have passed since the injury. After 10 days, the bones have healed enough that they are often "set" i... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Hard to say : You should be evaluated by your doctor. This could be a pulmonary or head and neck problem. A large thyroid or other neck mass could cause this, but... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Varies...$100-$200?: Try and be seen at a teaching institution, as they usually have systems in place which will help negotiate the best possible price, and payment system... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See a dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist. You probably need to continue on the retinoid until otherwise directed. There are other adjunctive therapies as well includin... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No, and also...: Tanning beds will increase your risk for skin cancer. There is not a good reason to ever step into a tanning bed.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes, but not ideal: It is possible to repair a cleft at any age, but much better speech and functional results are possible with a team approach and intervention at an ea... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
SITUS Inversus?: Situs inversus is a condition where the body's organs are backwards (heart on right, liver on left, etc). I'm not a cardiothoracic surgeon but i'm su... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Not directly: Troponin levels reflect injury the heart muscle. The test is usually performed to see if you have had a heart attack. Thyroid disorders _can_ contrib... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes fou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sinus rinses help: Sinus rinses are an easy natural way to help with many sinus infections. I recommend an over the counter kit to make sure you have the right concentr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Common, not deadly: Skin cancer is very common, but thankfully most skin cancers (basal cells and squamous cells) are easily cured and rarely recur if treated appropriate... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Blood and lymph: Skin cancers (like most cancers) can spread one of 3 main ways. 1. Direct spread/growth. 2. Travel through the lymphatic drainage systems (where t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Some people carry staph in their nasal passages. This is usually easily treated if present. If you are having recurrent staph skin infections, ask y... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Melanoma mets early: Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer because it will metastasize (spread to lymph nodes or distant sites on the body) much earlier and at a much... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Many!: That's a medical school lecture, if not a whole medical text. The three most common are basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. Melanoma is by far t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
New, enlarging bumps: Melanoma is the most dangerous skin cancer. We talk about the abcd's. A-asymmetry, b-irregular borders, c-changes in color, d-diameter over 6mm. If... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sun damage: With rare exception, most skin cancers are caused by sun damage. Any new skin bump which is new, enlarging, and changing is concerning. The older y... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Local growth mostly: Mostly skin cancers (like all cancers) grow locally, spreading both side to side as well as down. For melanomas in particular, deep growth is more da... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Absolutely!: Careful attention to sun protection through regular use of sunblock (must be applied early and reapplied often) and appropriate clothing (wide brimmed... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sun Protection!: The main risk factor you can control is sun exposure. Apply high protection sunblock early and often, and wear appropriate full length clothing as muc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Usually: In general, yes. There are many different types of skin cancer, and they all behave differently. As mentioned above, if caught early, all cancers are ... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bowman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bowman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have hypothyroidism and a goiter we have been monitoring for two years...someone unfamiliar with my case read my last ultrasound ..
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great, thank you very much. i will make an appt asap .... hopefully i can skip the primary and go straight to the ent
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Do you know any neurologists in New York who do the botox for migranes

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL

Awards

Patient Care Award-Jackson Hospital, 2008
Resident Research Day Best Presentation, 2007
Top Doctor, Second Place, Montgomery, AL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Montgomery Otolaryngology
RIver Region Facial Plastics

Publications

Autologous superficial musculoaponeurotic system graft as implantable filler in nasolabial fold correction.
Appropriate hearing screening in the pediatric patient with head trauma.
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