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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 specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in facelift, reconstructive surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Shah is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Bhayani focuses on thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bhayani 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, who practices in Palos Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Kaunas University of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ear surgery, sinuplasty, and endoscopic nasal polypectomy. Dr. Bliznikas is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bliznikas (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Louis Portugal is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Portugal include sinusitis (sinus infection), voice disorders, and thyroid surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Portugal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Portugal is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Arthur H Katz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Arthur Katz's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Katz is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice 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's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Walsh's areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Walsh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Sherman is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman takes. He attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Farrell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Farrell's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Farrell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kooiker a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Soltes attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Soltes is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders

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

Dr. Vytenis Grybauskas works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Grybauskas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Grybauskas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Grybauskas speaks Lithuanian. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Susan Lyon is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lyon is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lyon has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Aids

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

Dr. Sanjay Keni, who practices in Palos Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keni studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nirav Thakkar is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Thakkar's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Thakkar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thakkar's office for an appointment. Dr. Thakkar studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Thakkar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Kerstin Stenson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Chicago, IL. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Stenson has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Krystyna Gal, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gal graduated from 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.