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We found 47 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Maywood, IL.

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

Dr. Steven Charous is an ear, nose and throat specialist. His clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Charous graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Charous is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charous honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Battista average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Battista's areas of expertise include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Battista attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He 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. Carol Marie Bier-Laning, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Carol Bier-Laning is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Maywood, IL. Her areas of expertise include larynx cancer, thyroid surgery, and oral cancer. Dr. Bier-Laning is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

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

Dr. Kathleen Rose Billings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Billings attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Billings is professionally 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. Paul John Jones, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Paul Jones is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Moore is an otologist and neurotologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Moore average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in ruptured eardrum, cochlear implant, and deafness. Dr. Moore is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Moore's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Medicine.

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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 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Center 1870
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Borrowdale, who practices in Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Borrowdale's areas of clinical interest consist of throat cancer, thyroid surgery, and head and neck reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Borrowdale average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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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
2160 S First Avenue; Maguire Center 1870
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Hotaling works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Maywood, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Hotaling's clinical interests include hearing loss, ear infection, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hotaling is affiliated with 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. Matthew Lowell Kircher, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Kircher works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Kircher's clinical interests: bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base tumors. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kircher accepts. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Inner Ear Perfusion, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Implantable Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Young is in-network for 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. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Young completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Cochlear Implant

Dr. John Daniel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1200 S. York Road; Suite 4180
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Ortega is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ortega trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Stephen R Hoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Hoff's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hoff studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hoff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Hoff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Ear Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Cholesteatoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Telemedicine

Dr. Sarah Frances McDonald, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sarah McDonald, who practices in Chicago, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. McDonald attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Eileen M Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eileen Mahoney is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Hinsdale, IL. Her clinical interests include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mahoney at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Mahoney attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Adam Stankiewicz, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 South First Avenue; Maguire Center Room 1870
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Stankiewicz is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinuplasty, skull base tumors, and sinus problems. Dr. Stankiewicz is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Sinuplasty, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems

Dr. John P Leonetti, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
2160 S First Avenue; Maguire Center 1870
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. John Leonetti specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Leonetti's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leonetti honors. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Leonetti's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Leonetti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Inner Ear Perfusion, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Bell's Palsy, Facial Paralysis, ... (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.