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We found 4 head and neck surgeons who accept Beech Street near Orland Park, IL.

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Dr. Curtis Gregory Walsh, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
16001 South 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Curtis Walsh's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Orland Park, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Walsh's areas of clinical interest consist of plastic surgery procedures and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Walsh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Brian Patrick Farrell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
16001 South 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Brian Farrell works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Farrell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Farrell's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Farrell attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Ear Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Parathyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Silvio Marra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
16001 South 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Silvio Marra is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Marra is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Marra trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in German.

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Dr. Philip Dean Kooiker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
16001 South 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Philip Kooiker is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kooiker a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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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.