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We found 15 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum near Grayslake, IL.

Dr. Landon Jess Duyka, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 201
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Landon Duyka's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Duyka include head surgery, endocrine surgery, and sinus surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duyka welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Katherine Koepke Hamming, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Hamming is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamming honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hamming attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Johnathan Benjamin Ida, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Ida works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Lake Forest, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Forest, IL. Dr. Ida is an in-network provider for Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Ida attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngology

Dr. David L Walner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. David Walner is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Walner is especially interested in laryngology. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Walner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Walner attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Coblation, Ear Infection, Sinusitis, Tonsillectomy, Sinus Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Robert Miller practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Miller 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laryngology. Dr. Miller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology

Dr. Gregory S Bussell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bussell is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bussell attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bussell's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Leslie Jay Block, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 201
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Block specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. In his practice, Dr. Block focuses on ear surgery and sinus surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Block attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Block's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Nicholas Lygizos specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Lygizos is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lygizos attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Greek.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Francis Andrew Casper, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Francis Casper is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Casper attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Casper's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Allen H Carlins, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 201
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Allen Carlins specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlins accepts. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Carlins attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ryan C Vaughn, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 212
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Ryan Vaughn is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Vaughn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Vaughn attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
114 W Rockland Road; Suite 1
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Mishail Shapiro's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
755 S Milwaukee Avenue; #181
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Kennedy's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Dr. Angelique A Cohen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
850 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Angelique Cohen is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cohen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
114 W Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Victoria Brkovich practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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.