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Adam Bender-Heine, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Ear, Nose & Throat

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

English and Spanish


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UT Health RGV Surgical Specialty (Edinburg)

3804 S. Jackson Rd., Ste #1, Edinburg, TX. 78539

PHONE: (956) 296-3001 | FAX: (956) 296-3000

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UT Health RGV Surgical Specialty (Harlingen)

615 Camelot Dr., Harlingen, TX. 78550

PHONE: (956) 296-2701 | FAX: (956) 296-2700

Services & Treatments

Head and Neck

  • Oral cavity lesions
  • Oral cavity defects
  • Large and Small Head and Neck Defects
  • Head or Neck Contour Abnormalities
  • Skin Cancer – SCC, BCC, Melanoma, etc
  • Lip Cancer
  • Eyelid Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Dermatology MOHS defects
  • Neck masses
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Congenital neck mass
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Nasal Polyposis

Facial Plastics

  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Difficulty Breathing Through Nose
  • Prominent Ears (Congenital or Acquired)
  • Deformed or Misshapen Ears (Congenital or Acquired)
  • Facial Contour Abnormality
  • Face or Neck Scars
  • Facial Wrinkles
  • Skin Cancer Defects Head and Neck
  • Excess Eye Skin – Cosmetic or Functional
  • Facial Paralysis


  • Large Defects of the Head and Neck due to Cancer, Trauma, Etc.

Problems with Nose

  • Nasal polyps
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Pituitary Tumor in conjunction w Neurosurgery


  • Prominent Ears
  • Misshapen Ears
  • Scars on Head or Neck
  • Vascular malformations
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Facial Trauma


  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Loss


Dr. Adam Bender-Heine, MD, is a board certified Head and Neck and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at UT Health RGV. Dr. Bender-Heine uses the latest technology and medical advancements in surgical care to provide the highest level of care and help patients live beautiful and healthy lives.

Dr. Bender-Heine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 and received his Medical Degree (M.D.) from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2014. He then completed his Residency at the West Virginia University Hospital in 2019. Additionally, he completed his Fellowship in Microvascular Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 2020.

As a highly specialized Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon at UT Health RGV, Dr. Bender-Heine diagnoses and provides services and treatments for oral cavity defects, large and small Head and Neck defects, skin cancer, lip cancer, eyelid cancer, neck masses, nasal obstructions, facial paralysis, hearing loss and surgery care in facial plastics, nose reshaping, facelift, scar revision, and eyelid surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Bender-Heine is a member of several notable organizations such as the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Bender-Heine joined the UTRGV School of Medicine Faculty in 2020 and currently serves as an assistant professor at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

To schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment with Dr. Bender-Heine, fill out our secure Online Appointment Request Form or call us at 1-833-887-4863 to speak with one of our UT Health RGV scheduling professionals.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Education & Training

Oregon Health & Science University (2019-2020)
Portland, OR

West Virginia University Hospital (2014-2019)
Morgantown, WV

Medical School:
West Virginia University Hospital (2010-2014)
Morgantown, WV

Undergraduate Training:
University of Pittsburgh (2005-2009)
Pittsburgh, PA

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