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' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Billings trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Eileen M Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eileen Mahoney sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahoney takes. Dr. Mahoney's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

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

Dr. James Schroeder works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schroeder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Young's professional 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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maddalozzo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maddalozzo trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 E. Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Clarendon Hills, IL. Dr. Schubkegel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Schubkegel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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

Dr. James Edward Rejowski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 North York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Rejowski practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rejowski include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. Dr. Rejowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rejowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an otologist and neurotologist and otolaryngic allergist in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Wardlow graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wardlow include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wardlow honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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, 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lertsburapa include tonsilitis, thyroid surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lertsburapa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lertsburapa studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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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). Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear infection, and sinus problems. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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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.
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