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We found 51 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Steven J Charous, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Steven Charous is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Charous's clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Charous's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tumor, Microsurgery, Hoarseness, Larynx Cancer, Voice ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Andrew Battista, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
11 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 101
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Battista's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Battista's areas of expertise include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Battista is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis, Stapedectomy, Implantable Hearing Aid, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Celmer is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Celmer studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Marie Bier-Laning, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Carol Bier-Laning specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Maywood, IL. Dr. Bier-Laning's areas of expertise include the following: larynx cancer, thyroid surgery, and oral cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bier-Laning honors.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Throat Cancer, Neck Problems, Salivary Gland ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Gerard Danahey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Danahey is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Danahey an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cleft lip and palate, plastic surgery procedures, and collagen injections. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Danahey honors. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Danahey is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Rhinoplasty, Cleft Lip and Palate, Plastic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Billings's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Paul John Jones, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jones' specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Jones accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Jones's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

Dr. Dennis Michael Moore, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Moore practices otology and neurotology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include ruptured eardrum, cochlear implant, and deafness. Dr. Moore's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Ruptured Eardrum, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Richard Wayne Borrowdale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Borrowdale works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Borrowdale include throat cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Borrowdale's professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Borrowdale completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Throat Cancer, Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Andrew Jay Hotaling, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Hotaling is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Maywood, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Dr. Hotaling is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. Dr. Wolraich takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Wolraich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Lowell Kircher, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Kircher works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base tumors. Dr. Kircher's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kircher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Inner Ear Perfusion, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. John Daniel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1200 S York Road
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Ortega's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ortega graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Sarah Frances McDonald, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sarah McDonald's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among Dr. McDonald's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Griffith S Hsu, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 130
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Griffith Hsu's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hsu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hsu has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Mahoney include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahoney accepts. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. 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)

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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.