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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 specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Rastatter average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rastatter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Hoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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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). Patient ratings for Dr. Maddalozzo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. 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 is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavin honors. Dr. Lavin graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lavin is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Walsh's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walsh's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Orland Park, IL and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Marra is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Marra average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marra accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Marra has an open panel.

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

Dr. Brian Farrell sees patients in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Farrell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Farrell is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kooiker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kooiker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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.