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We found 38 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Steven J Charous, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3633 W. Lake Avenue; Suite 300
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Charous specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, and Evanston, IL. Dr. Charous has a special interest in hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. The average patient rating for Dr. Charous is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Charous's professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tumor, Microsurgery, Hoarseness, Larynx Cancer, Voice ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3633 W. Lake Avenue; Suite 300
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Charles Weingarten's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Weingarten is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Weingarten honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Dr. Jeffrey P Schonberg, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3633 W. Lake Avenue; Suite 300
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schonberg's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Schonberg attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schonberg trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include sinus surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schonberg accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Schonberg is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3633 W. Lake Avenue; Suite 300
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Allan Wolff specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wolff is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wolff's professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kathleen Rose Billings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Billings is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Billings trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Alan Charles Pollak, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9150 W. Crawford Avenue
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Alan Pollak is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollak include sleep apnea and sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollak accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Pollak trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea

Dr. Landon Jess Duyka, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2701 Patriot Boulevard; Suite 250
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Landon Duyka's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Duyka include head surgery, endocrine surgery, and sinus surgery. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duyka welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

Dr. Mark Evan Gerber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mark Gerber is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Evanston, IL and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Gerber has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Drooling, Swallowing Problems, Head and Neck Problems

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
9669 N. Kenton Avenue, Suite 605; Suite 605
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Horwitz works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Horwitz graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horwitz honors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Bhayani focuses on thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bhayani is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Head and Neck Cancer

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shinners' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shinners's areas of expertise include acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Stapes Surgery, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Adam J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2591 Compass Road; Suite 115
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Adam Cohen's specialties are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Facial Reconstruction, Eye Problems

Dr. John David Rachel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 400
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Rachel works as an otolaryngologist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rachel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Young has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman, who practices in Northbrook, IL and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv works as an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests encompass sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raviv graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Nose Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

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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.