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We found 17 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Evergreen Park, IL.

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

Dr. Anil Shah's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise consist of facelift, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Facelift, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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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). Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Darius Bliznikas specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include ear surgery, sinuplasty, and endoscopic nasal polypectomy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bliznikas takes. He is a graduate of Kaunas University of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bliznikas (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. Dr. Bliznikas is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Marino Sherman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
4440 W 95th Street
Oaklawn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Sherman works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and Naperville, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Sherman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Louis Portugal practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Portugal's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portugal accepts.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Arthur Katz is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Katz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Katz is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Walsh's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walsh's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Vytenis Grybauskas is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Palos Heights, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grybauskas honors. Dr. Grybauskas graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Lithuanian. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Grybauskas's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Farrell sees patients in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Farrell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Farrell is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Philip Kooiker is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kooiker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kooiker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kooiker's office for an appointment.

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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 graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Soltes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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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 is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Palos Heights, IL. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keni is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Susan Lyon is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lyon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lyon attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Nirav Thakkar's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Thakkar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Thakkar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Thakkar is open to new patients. Dr. Thakkar attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Thakkar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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

Dr. Krystyna Gal's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Gal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 1035
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kerstin Stenson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Stenson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.