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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Billings studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Billings's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Mahoney include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Mahoney has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahoney accepts.

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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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave Dr. Schroeder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Young honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maddalozzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalozzo accepts. Dr. Maddalozzo is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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.

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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 a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Schubkegel's 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). Dr. Schubkegel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rejowski is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wardlow include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Wardlow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wardlow 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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among Dr. Lertsburapa's clinical interests: tonsilitis, thyroid surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from 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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include throat problems, ear infection, and sinus problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Her residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic 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.