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We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept United Healthcare HMO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3150 W. Higgins Road; Suite 130
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Aijaz Alvi is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Alvi is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Alvi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Allergy Testing, Endoscopy

Dr. Glenn Jordan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 530, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Schwartz practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Schwartz obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 530
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ho include allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Ho is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Dina A Golbin Hallett, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3150 W. Higgins Road; Suite 130
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Dina Golbin-Hallett, who practices in Barrington, IL, Elgin, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and Henry Ford Hospital. In her practice, Dr. Golbin-Hallett focuses on sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. Dr. Golbin-Hallett takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golbin-Hallett speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinuplasty, Sinus Surgery, Allergy Testing, Endoscopy

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 3008, Brock Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Patients rated Dr. Lerrick highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Lerrick attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Mir Jafer Ali Joffrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1100 E. Woodfield Road; Suite 140
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Mir Joffrey practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Joffrey is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Lon J Petchenik, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 530 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Lon Petchenik practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Petchenik a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petchenik include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Petchenik graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Petchenik has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Lawrence O Martin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1430 North Arlington Heights Road; Suite 214
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Martin specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin honors. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver's residency program. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk R Clark, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 530, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kirk Clark specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Clark include nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. On average, patients gave Dr. Clark a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

Dr. Marci Jill Neidich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1555 Barrington Road; Doctors Building 1, Suite 530
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Marci Neidich is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Neidich's areas of clinical interest consist of cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Endoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy, Flexible Laryngoscopy

Dr. George Smyrniotis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 530, Doctors Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. George Smyrniotis works as an otolaryngologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. These areas are among Dr. Smyrniotis's clinical interests: cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smyrniotis honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

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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.