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We found 27 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Platinum near Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Steven J Charous, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 300
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Charous is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Charous's clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Allan Wolff is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Wolff is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Weingarten works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Weingarten average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Weingarten is affiliated with 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 works as an otolaryngologist in Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Schonberg has indicated that his clinical interests include sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schonberg attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Schonberg has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Surgery

Dr. Dennis Michael Moore, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1030 W. Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Dennis Moore practices otology and neurotology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include ruptured eardrum, cochlear implant, and deafness. Dr. Moore's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Deafness, Ruptured Eardrum, Ear Problems, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, Cholesteatoma

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

Dr. Steven Horwitz works as an otolaryngologist. Patients rated Dr. Horwitz highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Horwitz is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Hamming is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamming accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Hamming's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Dr. Lerrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Lerrick speaks French. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Pomerantz practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. Dr. Pomerantz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Sue Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. David L Walner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Lutheran General Children's Hospital Park
Ridge, IL
 

Dr. David Walner is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Niles, IL, Chicago, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Walner's clinical interests encompass laryngology. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Walner attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology, Coblation, Ear Infection, Sinusitis, Tonsillectomy, Sinus Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 316
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Victor Mokarry's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mokarry's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hearing aids, somnoplasty, and sleep apnea. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mokarry attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Aids, Somnoplasty, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel D Vukas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 316
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Vukas' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is especially interested in cancer, sleep apnea, and sinus problems. Dr. Vukas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Cancer

Dr. Francis Andrew Casper Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Francis Casper specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casper takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Casper attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Robert Miller is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. He is especially interested in laryngology. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Miller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nicholas Lygizos practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lygizos honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lygizos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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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.