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We found 28 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Highland Park, IL.

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Dr. Kathleen Rose Billings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Billings's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Landon Jess Duyka, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Landon Duyka's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in throat problems, head surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Duyka is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Duyka's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Evan Gerber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mark Gerber is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Evanston, IL and Northbrook, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gerber takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Drooling, Swallowing Problems, Head and Neck Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shinners' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shinners's clinical interests encompass acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shinners completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Clinical interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Stapes Surgery, Cochlear Implant

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Raviv average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Raviv include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Raviv is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Raviv's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Judy L Chen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Judy Chen's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is especially interested in cochlear implant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
767 Park Avenue W; Suite 220
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Hamming is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamming accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Hamming's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schroeder's areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Young attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Cochlear Implant

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Maddalozzo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Maddalozzo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. Johnathan Benjamin Ida, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Ida is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Forest, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ida trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Ida is an in-network provider for Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sue Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. David L Walner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
767 Park Avenue West; Suite 220
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Walner is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Niles, IL, Chicago, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Walner's clinical interests encompass laryngology. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

Dr. Jennifer M Lavin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Lavin is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavin honors. Dr. Lavin graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lavin is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Head and Neck Problems

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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.