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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' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, he is particularly interested in hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Charous honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charous graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Charous is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wolff is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Wolff attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Charles Weingarten is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Weingarten obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weingarten accepts. He is professionally 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, and Skokie, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Schonberg average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinus surgery. Dr. Schonberg is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Schonberg is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schonberg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ruptured eardrum, cochlear implant, and deafness. Dr. Moore's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Horwitz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Horwitz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Katherine Koepke Hamming, MD
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. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Dr. Hamming attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Pomerantz works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Skokie, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Pomerantz's residency was performed 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's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Kim speaks 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 pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. In Dr. Walner's practice, he is particularly interested in laryngology. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Walner's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Andrew Lerrick's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Patients gave Dr. Lerrick an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lerrick honors. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is conversant in French. Dr. Lerrick 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)

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

Dr. Francis Casper is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Highland Park, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Casper's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Miller's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laryngology. Dr. Miller accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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: Laryngology

Dr. Gregory S Bussell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8780 W. Golf Road; Suite 200
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Bussell works as an otolaryngologist in Niles, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bussell attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bussell honors. Dr. Bussell has an open panel.

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

Dr. Victor Mokarry's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing aids, somnoplasty, and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Mokarry average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mokarry 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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Lygizos is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Lygizos is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lygizos honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lygizos attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Greek. Dr. Lygizos is professionally affiliated with 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.