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). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Rastatter trained 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, Cyst, 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). Dr. Hoff graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hoff has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Cholesteatoma, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. John Maddalozzo works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Maddalozzo graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Maddalozzo welcomes 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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Lavin is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. 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 currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Voice Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, 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. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Walsh is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Walsh attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Walsh's professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Silvio Marra specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Orland Park, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Marra attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Marra speaks German. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Marra's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Farrell practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Farrell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Farrell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Ear 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 sees patients in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Blue Island, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kooiker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kooiker accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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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.