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We found 8 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near New Lenox, IL.

Dr. Jeffrey Charles Rastatter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Jeff Rastatter's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Rastatter a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Cysts, Sinus Problems, Facial Problems, Neck Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen R Hoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, 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. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalozzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Maddalozzo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. Jennifer M Lavin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Lavin works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lavin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lavin attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, Head and Neck Problems

Dr. Curtis Gregory Walsh, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Curtis Walsh is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Walsh attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Walsh focuses on plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walsh accepts. Dr. Walsh's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Silvio Marra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Silvio Marra, who practices in Orland Park, IL and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Marra graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marra has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Brian Patrick Farrell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Brian Farrell is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Farrell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Philip Dean Kooiker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite A, Room 245
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Philip Kooiker specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Blue Island, IL. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kooiker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kooiker's office for an appointment.

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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.