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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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Walton completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Walton is conversant in French. Dr. Walton's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Vicari, who practices in Park Ridge, IL, Westchester, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vicari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vicari is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Burn ... (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 specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Micco is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Micco has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to 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. 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 is a pediatric plastic surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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). His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gosain honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gosain is closed to 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)

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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.