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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Algonquin, IL.

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
602 Fox Glen Court
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Aijaz Alvi's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In Dr. Alvi's practice, he is particularly interested in sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Alvi attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Alvi a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Allergy Testing, Endoscopy

Dr. David Stephen Hemmer, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2971 W. Algonquin Road; Suite 102
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. David Hemmer sees patients in Elgin, IL, Saint Charles, IL, and Algonquin, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Hemmer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hemmer takes. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Hemmer attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hemmer's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. David Alan Goodman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
390 E Congress Parkway; Unit M
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. David Goodman is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: ear infection, facial reconstruction, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goodman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Goodman attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Larynx Problems, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Gregory Cundiff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
390 E Congress Parkway; Suite M
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Jason Cundiff's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cundiff attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. The average patient rating for Dr. Cundiff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cundiff takes. Dr. Cundiff is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System and Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Glen K Lochmueller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2971 W. Algonquin Road; Suite 102
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Glen Lochmueller is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Saint Charles, IL and Algonquin, IL. He has a special interest in hearing loss, sinus problems, and allergies. The average patient rating for Dr. Lochmueller is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Lochmueller completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital of Indiana. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Neck Surgery, Allergies

Dr. Dina A Golbin Hallett, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
602 Fox Glen Court
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Dina Golbin-Hallett specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Barrington, IL, Elgin, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. Dr. Golbin-Hallett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Golbin-Hallett speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Allergy Testing, Endoscopy

Dr. Gary L Livingston, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
390 E Congress Parkway; Unit M
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Gary Livingston's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Livingston include sleep apnea, sinus problems, and snoring. Dr. Livingston's professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Centegra Health System. Dr. Livingston takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Larynx Problems, Neck Problems, Mouth ... (Read more)

Dr. Siihun Alex Kim, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
600 S Randall Road; Suite 230
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Sihun Kim is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kim obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
600 S Randall Road; Suite 230
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Roman Dykun is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Dykun graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Dr. Mobeen A Shirazi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
600 S Randall Road; Suite 230
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Mobeen Shirazi practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Shirazi studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Shirazi is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
600 S Randall Road; Suite 230
Algonquin, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Standage is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is affiliated with Centegra Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Standage attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.