We found 3 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Humana Open Access near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Robert Lee Walton Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
60 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL

Dr. Robert Walton practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Walton is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Walton's training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Walton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Arun Kumar Gosain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 93; Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Dr. Arun Gosain works as a pediatric plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gosain is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gosain trained at The University Hospital, Newark, a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gosain is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Pec Implants, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Micco's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among Dr. Micco's clinical interests: 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, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Micco has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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