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We found 4 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Humana Open Access near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Robert Lee Walton Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
60 E Delaware Place; Suite 1430
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Walton sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Walton takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Walton has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Alan G Micco, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
675 North St Clair Street; #15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alan Micco is an otologist and neurotologist in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Micco completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Micco has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Facial Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base Tumors, Laser Surgery, Mastoidectomy, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank A Vicari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Frank Vicari's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Vicari's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He 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 Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney C. J. Voelker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 15-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Courtney Voelker sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Voelker include bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Voelker takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Otosclerosis, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Bell's Palsy, Eardrum Repair, Balance Disorders, Facial ... (Read more)

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What is Facial Paralysis?

Facial paralysis is an inability to move the muscles in the face. It often affects only one side, and it can happen quite suddenly. If you have facial paralysis, your face may feel frozen or numb.

Facial paralysis can happen when there is inflammation or damage to either the part of the brain that controls the facial muscles or the nerve that carries signals from the brain to the face. Some common causes include:
  • Stroke, which can affect the part of the brain controlling the face and prevent those muscles from working
  • Bell’s palsy, an inflammation of the main facial nerve
  • Lyme disease
  • Birth trauma or difficult birth, which can cause facial paralysis in babies (usually temporary)
  • Head trauma in which nerves are damaged

Facial paralysis is a frustrating and frightening experience, but many cases are temporary and go away on their own. Even with more difficult cases, there are treatment options available, including rehabilitation, pain management, and surgery.