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We found 28 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 ear, nose and throat specialist. His clinical interests include hoarseness, larynx cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Charous graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Charous is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charous honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Allan Paul Wolff, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 300
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Allan Wolff is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Wolff's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Weingarten is an ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weingarten takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weingarten's professional affiliations include 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Glenview, IL, Chicago, IL, and Skokie, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. In Dr. Schonberg's practice, he is particularly interested in sinus surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Schonberg a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schonberg honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Schonberg is accepting 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 is an otologist and neurotologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Moore average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in ruptured eardrum, cochlear implant, and deafness. Dr. Moore is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Moore's hospital/clinic affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Loyola Medicine.

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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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Horwitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Andrew Lerrick is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Des Plaines, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He speaks French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Dr. Lerrick is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Lerrick obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Katherine Koepke Hamming, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1675 Dempster Street; Yacktman 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Hamming's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hamming attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hamming is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Pomerantz practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pomerantz takes. In addition to English, Dr. Pomerantz speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. 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 pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Niles, IL, Chicago, IL, and Libertyville, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Walner is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laryngology. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Walner attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is an otolaryngologist in Chicago, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mokarry include hearing aids, somnoplasty, and sleep apnea. Dr. Mokarry is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mokarry obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, sleep apnea, and sinus problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Vukas graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Vukas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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. In his practice, Dr. Miller focuses on laryngology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. Dr. Miller graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: 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

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

Dr. Nicholas Lygizos, who practices in Niles, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lygizos is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lygizos is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Neck Surgery, Head Surgery

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

Dr. Gregory Bussell's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bussell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bussell studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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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.