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We found 10 head and neck surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Kathleen Rose Billings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Billings is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Billings trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Eileen M Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eileen Mahoney is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She works in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Mahoney's areas of expertise include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mahoney takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Rhinitis, Coblation, Nose Problems, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Schroeder is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. 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. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder's 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. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 E. Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Schubkegel is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Schubkegel is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Maddalozzo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. James Edward Rejowski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 North York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Rejowski's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. Dr. Rejowski is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rejowski has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Salivary Gland Problems, Tonsillectomy, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse G Wardlow, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Wardlow is an otologist and neurotologist and otolaryngic allergist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wardlow's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Wardlow graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith M Lertsburapa, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Keith Lertsburapa is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lertsburapa include tonsilitis, thyroid surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lertsburapa attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Salivary ... (Read more)

Dr. Riddhi M Patel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Riddhi Patel practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include throat problems, ear infection, and sinus problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Throat Problems, Sinus 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.