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

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

Dr. Kathleen Billings specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Dr. Billings has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Billings is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Mahoney is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahoney 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schroeder at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. 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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Young's professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo is a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Maddalozzo studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Maddalozzo 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rejowski accepts. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rejowski 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 otology and neurotology and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Wardlow is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wardlow is 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. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 E. Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Clarendon Hills, IL. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel's areas of expertise include the following: sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Schubkegel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Keith M Lertsburapa, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Keith Lertsburapa is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Lertsburapa include tonsilitis, thyroid surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lertsburapa takes.

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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include throat problems, ear infection, and sinus problems. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with 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.

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