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We found 5 head and neck surgeons who accept Interplan near Geneva, IL.

Dr. Kevin Joseph Hulett, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 310
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Hulett's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hulett honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Allergies

Dr. David Stephen Hemmer, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2210 Dean Street; Suite L
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. David Hemmer, who practices in Elgin, IL, Saint Charles, IL, and Algonquin, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Hemmer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Allergies

Dr. Christopher M Hampson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
351 Delnor Drive; Suite 310
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Hampson is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hampson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hampson honors. Dr. Hampson studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hampson trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Allergies

Dr. Arkadiush Tomash Byskosh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
302 Randall Road; #302
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arkadiush Byskosh is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Geneva, IL and Barrington, IL. He is especially interested in hearing aids, hearing test, and allergy testing. Dr. Byskosh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Byskosh (or staff) speaks Polish and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Hearing Aids, Allergy Testing, Allergies

Dr. Glen K Lochmueller, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2210 Dean Street; Suite L
St Charles, IL
 

Dr. Glen Lochmueller, who practices in Saint Charles, IL and Algonquin, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lochmueller studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Methodist Hospital of Indiana for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lochmueller is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Hearing Loss, Neck Surgery, Allergies

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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.