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We found 37 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 is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Battista include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Battista's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at The University Hospital, Newark.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Celmer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Celmer include dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celmer takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Celmer attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Celmer is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kathleen Billings' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Billings has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Billings completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Billings's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

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 specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Danahey has indicated that his clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, plastic surgery procedures, and collagen injections. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Danahey's training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Danahey average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Rhinoplasty, Cleft Lip and Palate, Plastic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Hotaling practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Maywood, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Dr. Hotaling's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, ear infection, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Hotaling attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Hotaling has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. David Wolraich works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolraich include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolraich accepts. Dr. Wolraich is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Ortega practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The average patient rating for Dr. Ortega is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sarah McDonald's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. McDonald honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She 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. Griffith S Hsu, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Griffith Hsu's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Hsu's clinical interests include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hsu has an open panel. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hsu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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

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

Dr. Eileen Mahoney works as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Hinsdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahoney include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Mahoney graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hoff practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Hoff attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Feodor Ung, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Feodor Ung is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. Dr. Ung honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ung attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ung's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Shilpa Reddy Cherukupally, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Shilpa Cherukupally works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Cherukupally speaks Telugu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukupally include cleft lip and palate, hearing loss, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherukupally takes. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Surgical Procedures, Hearing Loss, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan J Kemker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 330
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Kemker, who practices in Glen Ellyn, IL and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Kemker's clinical interests: hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kemker's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Meniere's Disease, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Headache

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

Dr. James Schroeder works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Schroeder is affiliated with 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 and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schroeder has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel's areas of expertise include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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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.