We found 18 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Evergreen Park, IL.

Showing 1-16 of 18
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Otolaryngology
5841 S Maryland Avenue; M/c 1035
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Bhayani is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Anil R Shah, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anil Shah is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. On average, patients gave Dr. Shah a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS. His distinctions include: Marquis Who's Who and Patients' Choice Award RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Alexius Medical Center and The University of Chicago Medicine.

Read more

Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Curtis Gregory Walsh, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2850 W. 95th Street; Mary Potter Pavillion
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Curtis Walsh is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Walsh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walsh's office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Louis G De Guzman Portugal, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Louis Portugal is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Portugal graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Portugal include sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

Read more

Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Voice Disorders, Neck Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Patrick Farrell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2850 W. 95th Street; Mary Potter Pavilion
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Brian Farrell is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Farrell performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Farrell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Ear Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Steven Francis Soltes, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4400 West 95th Street; Suite 304
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Steven Soltes' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Soltes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders

Dr. Sanjay Pradeep Keni, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6600 W College Drive
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Keni's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Palos Heights, IL. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keni studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

Read more
Dr. Philip Dean Kooiker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2320 West High Street
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Philip Kooiker is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kooiker trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kooiker accepts. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Shogan's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), ear infection, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Shogan obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

Read more

Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis, Swallowing Problems

Specializes in Otolaryngology
7350 W College Drive; Suite 208
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Susan Lyon's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Lyon highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Lyon trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hearing Aids

Dr. Darius Bliznikas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7110 W. 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Darius Bliznikas specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Palos Heights, IL. He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of clinical interest consist of ear surgery, sinuplasty, and endoscopic nasal polypectomy. Dr. Bliznikas accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bliznikas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Russian. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Nasal Polypectomy, Ear Surgery

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 203
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Nirav Thakkar's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Thakkar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thakkar 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. Dr. Thakkar is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Thakkar's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thakkar's office for an appointment.

Read more

Specializes in Otolaryngology
7350 W College Drive; Suite 208
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Vytenis Grybauskas' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Grybauskas 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. In addition to English, he speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Grybauskas is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more
Dr. Silvio Marra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2850 West 95th Street; Suite 403
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Silvio Marra works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Marra at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marra welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German.

Read more
Dr. Jonathan Marino Sherman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
5841 S Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Sherman's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more
Dr. Krystyna Gal, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Krystyna Gal specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Orland Park, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Gal speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Gal attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.