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We found 38 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Robert Andrew Battista, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
11 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 101
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Battista's specialty is otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Battista average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Battista's areas of expertise include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Battista attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis, Stapedectomy, Implantable Hearing Aid, Acoustic Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Rose Billings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Billings attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Billings is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Andrew Walter Celmer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Celmer works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Lombard, IL. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celmer accepts. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Celmer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Cosmetic Surgery, Hoarseness, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Gerard Danahey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Danahey is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Danahey attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Danahey a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Danahey accepts.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Collagen Injections

Dr. Andrew Jay Hotaling, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Hotaling works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Maywood, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Hotaling's clinical interests include hearing loss, ear infection, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hotaling is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Young is in-network for 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. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Young completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. John Daniel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1200 S York Road
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Ortega is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ortega trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Dr. Stephen R Hoff, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Hoff's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hoff studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Hoff trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Hoff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Ear Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Cholesteatoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Telemedicine

Dr. Sarah Frances McDonald, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Sarah McDonald, who practices in Chicago, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. McDonald attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Nose Problems, Throat Problems, Ear Problems

Dr. Eileen M Mahoney, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eileen Mahoney is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Hinsdale, IL. Her clinical interests include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mahoney at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Mahoney attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Rhinitis, Coblation, Nose Problems, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wolraich is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroeder accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schroeder's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Feeding Disorders, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 East Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Clarendon Hills, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schubkegel honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalozzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Maddalozzo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. Johnathan Benjamin Ida, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Ida works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He accepts Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ida attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Paralysis, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngology

Dr. Griffith S Hsu, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Griffith Hsu's specialty is otology and neurotology. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Hsu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Sinusitis, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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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.