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We found 37 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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. His areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, thyroid problems, and vocal cord dysfunction (VCD). Dr. Celmer takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Battista works as an otologist and neurotologist. Patients gave Dr. Battista an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Billings studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Billings's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is 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. 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. He works in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, plastic surgery procedures, and collagen injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Danahey takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Danahey is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is 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 ruptured eardrum. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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, Ruptured Eardrum, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Wolraich's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Wolraich include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. Dr. Wolraich honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wolraich is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sarah McDonald is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. McDonald's areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McDonald completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is 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 is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. Dr. Hsu is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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). Dr. Hoff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hoff completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hoff welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Cholesteatoma, Head and Neck Cancer

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

Dr. Feodor Ung works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ung include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ung is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Ung trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency.

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

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

Dr. Eileen Mahoney's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Mahoney has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahoney accepts.

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

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

Dr. John Ortega is an Elmhurst, IL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Shilpa Cherukupally sees patients in Lombard, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Naperville, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is conversant in Telugu. Clinical interests for Dr. Cherukupally include cleft lip and palate, hearing loss, and heartburn. Dr. Cherukupally is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cherukupally's practice is open to 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Kemker include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Kemker performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kemker welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave Dr. Schroeder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Young honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending 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. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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.