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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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In Dr. Alvi's practice, he is particularly interested in sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Alvi attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Alvi a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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, who practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. Patients gave Dr. Schwartz an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 an otolaryngologist. In his practice, Dr. Ho focuses on allergy testing. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ho accepts. Dr. Ho studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Ho is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

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

Dr. Andrew Lerrick's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Dr. Lerrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Lerrick speaks French. He is 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. Dina A Golbin Hallett, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3150 W. Higgins Road; Suite 130
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Dina Golbin-Hallett specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Barrington, IL, Elgin, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinuplasty, hearing test, and allergy testing. Dr. Golbin-Hallett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Golbin-Hallett speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Lon Petchenik is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Petchenik's medical residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petchenik include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petchenik honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Mir Joffrey is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joffrey is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Joffrey is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Kirk Clark is an otolaryngologist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Clark attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Neidich's clinical interests include 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 attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Neidich completed a residency program 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' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Smyrniotis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Dr. Smyrniotis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Martin's clinical interests: facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is professionally 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)

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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.