We found 17 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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shah is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Shah attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shah has received include Marquis Who's Who and Patients' Choice Award RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bhayani is 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 Otolaryngology
7110 W. 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Darius Bliznikas' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bliznikas include ear surgery, sinuplasty, and endoscopic nasal polypectomy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bliznikas accepts. After attending Kaunas University of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bliznikas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Russian. Dr. Bliznikas 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. 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 specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Walsh has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Walsh has an open panel.

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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Portugal's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portugal accepts. Dr. Portugal is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Sherman practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL and Naperville, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Sherman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Vytenis Grybauskas works as an otolaryngologist. He speaks Lithuanian. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Grybauskas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Grybauskas is accepting 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farrell honors. Dr. Farrell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Farrell has an open panel.

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

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. Dr. Marra's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marra is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Marra speaks German.

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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' specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Soltes graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Soltes is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Palos Heights, IL. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Philip Kooiker's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kooiker takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kooiker's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Susan Lyon works as an otolaryngologist in Palos Heights, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Lyon is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Lyon trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Aids

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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Thakkar studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For Dr. Thakkar's professional training, Dr. Thakkar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar speaks Gujarati. Dr. Thakkar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Thakkar is open to 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 is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL and Orland Park, IL. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gal's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stenson attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She has received the distinction of 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.

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