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We found 13 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

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

Dr. Andrew Lerrick specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Des Plaines, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Lerrick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. The average patient rating for Dr. Lerrick is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He speaks French. He 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. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ho include allergy testing. Dr. Ho honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

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

Dr. Lon Petchenik specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petchenik's areas of expertise include the following: cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Petchenik completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Petchenik is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Maria Wittkopf is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her clinical interests encompass allergy testing. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wittkopf honors. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

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

Dr. Kirk Clark is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Clark average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clark include nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Clark attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

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). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Joffrey is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Elliot Daniel Lieberman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4160 Route; 83 Suite 103
Long Grove, IL
 

Dr. Elliot Lieberman's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lieberman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lieberman include hearing loss, sinus problems, and vertigo. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tinnitus, Allergies, Voice Problems, Sinus Problems, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Vertigo, Head ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marci Neidich is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Neidich attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Neidich include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Robert Deitch is an ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Deitch is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rush Medical College and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deitch is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. George Smyrniotis specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Smyrniotis's areas of expertise include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Smyrniotis 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: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

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

Dr. Lawrence Martin's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Arlington Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Martin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 otolaryngologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Grossman attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Grossman's clinical interests: hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Grossman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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.