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

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

Dr. Anil Shah is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: facelift, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Franciscan Alliance. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Shah 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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhayani include thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bhayani's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Darius Bliznikas is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Palos Heights, IL. After attending Kaunas University of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bliznikas's areas of clinical interest consist of ear surgery, sinuplasty, and endoscopic nasal polypectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Bliznikas (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sherman's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Louis Portugal specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Portugal include sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Portugal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Portugal attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Katz is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Katz is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walsh include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Walsh is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Walsh trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh accepts. Dr. Walsh welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vytenis Grybauskas practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Palos Heights, IL. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Grybauskas obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Grybauskas is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sanjay Keni specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Palos Heights, IL. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Keni is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Silvio Marra practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Orland Park, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and New Lenox, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Marra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Marra's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Marra attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Marra speaks German.

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

Dr. Susan Lyon's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Lyon is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Lyon studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Aids

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

Dr. Brian Farrell's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Farrell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Farrell's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Philip Kooiker is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Kooiker attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Kooiker an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kooiker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Soltes honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Soltes is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders

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

Dr. Nirav Thakkar specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Chicago, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Thakkar graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then Dr. Thakkar performed Dr. Thakkar's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Thakkar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar speaks Gujarati. Dr. Thakkar is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Thakkar welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Krystyna Gal's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Chicago, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Gal takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.