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). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

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

Dr. Mark Gerber, who practices in Evanston, IL and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gerber accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Gerber attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Landon Duyka is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duyka include throat problems, head surgery, and endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Duyka attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Bhayani is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani accepts.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Shinners include acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. Dr. Shinners is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Shinners is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Stapes Surgery, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Katherine Koepke Hamming, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
767 Park Avenue W; Suite 220
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Hamming's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hamming completed her residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Northbrook, IL and Evanston, IL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Raviv has indicated that his clinical interests include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Raviv is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Friedman completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Judy Chen practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Evanston, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cochlear implant. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

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

Dr. James Schroeder's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His clinical interests include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Schroeder's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schroeder's professional affiliations include 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: 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Young has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her 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: 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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Maddalozzo graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Maddalozzo welcomes 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 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sue Kim, who practices in Glenview, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Kim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim speaks Korean. She is 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Walner include laryngology. Dr. Walner is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Walner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Lavin is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. 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 currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Voice Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, 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.