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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, head surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Duyka is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Duyka welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Katherine Hamming is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Jonathan Ida is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Forest, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ida's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He takes Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ida's 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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Walner's clinical interests encompass laryngology. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Walner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Walner 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Casper accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Casper attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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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) in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include laryngology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Miller takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology

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

Dr. Nicholas Lygizos, who practices in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lygizos takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lygizos speaks Greek. He 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 sees patients in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Carlins is especially interested in salivary gland tumor and sinus surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlins accepts. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Carlins is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Sinus Surgery

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

Dr. Mishail Shapiro is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Libertyville, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine 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. Gregory Bussell specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Niles, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Bussell is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bussell has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1475 E. Belvidere Road; Suite 201
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Block's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include the following: ear surgery and sinus surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Block completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Block highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery

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

Dr. Ryan Vaughn works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL, Niles, IL, and Highland Park, IL. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vaughn 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. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vaughn is accepting new patients.

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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). She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kennedy trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kennedy accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Angelique Cohen is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
114 W Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Victoria Brkovich is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Libertyville, IL. Dr. Brkovich accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine 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.