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We found 12 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Glenn Jordan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Schwartz is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Schwartz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include allergy testing. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ho attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Patients gave Dr. Lerrick an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerrick honors. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is conversant in French. Dr. Lerrick is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Mir Jafer Ali Joffrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1321 Tower Road; Unit A
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Mir Joffrey is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Joffrey honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Lon J Petchenik, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lon Petchenik is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Petchenik's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Petchenik include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Petchenik average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petchenik is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Robert L Deitch, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Deitch is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deitch accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Deitch trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Latev Wittkopf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Maria Wittkopf practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Wittkopf include allergy testing. Dr. Wittkopf takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wittkopf trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Lawrence O Martin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1430 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 214
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Martin is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver for residency.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Glenn Grossman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Grossman works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Grossman average 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grossman include hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. Dr. Grossman accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Grossman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk R Clark, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kirk Clark's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

Dr. Marci Jill Neidich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marci Neidich is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Neidich's areas of clinical interest consist of cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Endoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy, Flexible Laryngoscopy

Dr. George Smyrniotis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Smyrniotis' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smyrniotis include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Smyrniotis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

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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.