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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Lake Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Glenview, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Duyka's areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, head surgery, and endocrine surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Duyka is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, 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 otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Hamming attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Ida practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Forest, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Ida's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Ida attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He takes Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. In Dr. Walner's practice, he is particularly interested in laryngology. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Walner's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Francis Casper is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Highland Park, IL. He 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. Dr. Casper's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Miller's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After attending 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 accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Niles, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bussell attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bussell honors. Dr. Bussell has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nicholas Lygizos is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Lygizos is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lygizos honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lygizos attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Greek. Dr. Lygizos is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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. He has a special interest in salivary gland tumor and sinus surgery. Dr. Carlins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient ratings for Dr. Carlins average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carlins welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Salivary Gland Tumor, Sinus Surgery

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

Dr. Leslie Block is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Block average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Block include ear surgery and sinus surgery. Dr. Block is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Block obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery

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). He works in Chicago, IL, Niles, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaughn accepts. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vaughn is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mishail Shapiro's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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

Dr. Rebecca Kennedy is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kennedy completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
850 S. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Angelique Cohen's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cohen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
114 W Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Victoria Brkovich is a Libertyville, IL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.