We found 37 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Northbrook, IL.

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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). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. Dr. Charous accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed 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 is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Charles Weingarten is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weingarten is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Weingarten attended Tulane University School of Medicine. 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). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schonberg include sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schonberg's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schonberg trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schonberg has received professional recognition including the following: 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). Dr. Gerber's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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

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

Dr. Steven Horwitz practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Horwitz's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Horwitz trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. 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). Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and parathyroid disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bhayani is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Shinners is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Evanston, IL and Northbrook, IL. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinners include acoustic neuroma, cochlear implant, and stapes surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Hamming is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview's residency program. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Raviv's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Raviv is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raviv takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Raviv attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Raviv is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Friedman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Northbrook, IL and Evanston, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Friedman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. John Rachel's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Rachel is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rachel attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rachel is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

Dr. Kathleen Billings is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Billings studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Billings at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Billings takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

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

Dr. Jonathan Pomerantz is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Pomerantz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Adam Cohen specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and TCA peel. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Eyelid Problems, Acne ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Schroeder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schroeder trained at Rush University Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nancy Young practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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