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We found 37 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 is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Charous's clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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. He has an open panel.

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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. Allan Wolff is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Wolff is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kathleen Billings' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Billings's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

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

Dr. Charles Weingarten works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Weingarten average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Weingarten is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Schonberg works as an otolaryngologist in Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Schonberg has indicated that his clinical interests include sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schonberg attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schonberg has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery

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

Dr. Alan Pollak's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep apnea and sinus surgery. Dr. Pollak's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Pollak is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Pollak's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea

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

Dr. Landon Duyka's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in throat problems, head surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Duyka is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Duyka's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Throat Problems, 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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gerber takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is affiliated with 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
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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
9669 N. Kenton Avenue, Suite 605; Suite 605
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Horwitz works as an otolaryngologist. Patients rated Dr. Horwitz highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Horwitz is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shinners' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shinners's clinical interests encompass acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shinners completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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 areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Cohen graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Rachel honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Raviv average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Raviv include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Raviv is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Raviv's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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

Dr. Judy L Chen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Judy Chen's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is especially interested in cochlear implant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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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.