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' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Charous has indicated that his clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Charous completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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. Allan Wolff's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Wolff attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolff honors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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 welcomes new patients.

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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 is an otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Weingarten at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weingarten honors. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schonberg include sinus surgery. Dr. Schonberg is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Schonberg is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schonberg completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Gerber, who practices in Evanston, IL and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gerber accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Gerber attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Landon Duyka is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duyka include throat problems, head surgery, and endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Duyka attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mihir Bhayani's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Bhayani is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani accepts.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Horwitz graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Horwitz's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Alan Pollak's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pollak is especially interested in sleep apnea and sinus surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollak takes. He is open to new patients. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shinners specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Shinners include acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. Dr. Shinners is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Shinners is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Stapes Surgery, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Katherine Koepke Hamming, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 2270
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Hamming's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Hamming completed her residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Northbrook, IL and Evanston, IL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Raviv has indicated that his clinical interests include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Raviv is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Adam Cohen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Cohen attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Friedman completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Judy Chen practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Evanston, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cochlear implant. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Cochlear Implant

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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.