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We found 27 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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Billings attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Billings is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Landon Jess Duyka, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2701 Patriot Boulevard; Suite 250
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Landon Duyka is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Duyka include head surgery, endocrine surgery, and sinus surgery. Patients gave Dr. Duyka an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Duyka's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: 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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Evanston, IL and Northbrook, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerber is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhayani include thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Nancy Young is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Young is in-network for 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. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Young completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shinners' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shinners is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His areas of clinical interest consist of acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shinners is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Stapes Surgery, Cochlear Implant

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

Dr. Judy Chen is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Evanston, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include cochlear implant. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Northbrook, IL and Evanston, IL. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Friedman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Katherine Hamming's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hamming attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Northbrook, IL and Evanston, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raviv include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Raviv attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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

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

Dr. James Schroeder practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroeder accepts. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Feeding Disorders, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalozzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 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 has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He accepts Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ida attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sue Kim is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. 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 pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Chicago, IL, and Libertyville, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Walner is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laryngology. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Walner 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. 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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Lavin works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lavin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lavin attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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.