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We found 19 head and neck surgeons who accept CIGNA PPO near Westchester, IL.

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

Dr. Robert Battista's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Battista's areas of expertise include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Battista is professionally affiliated with 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
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Billings's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Clinical interests: Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma

Dr. Christopher M Hampson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7705 Wilcox; #1
Forest Park, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Hampson is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Forest Park, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hampson's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hampson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He 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: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Allergies

Dr. David Abraham Wolraich, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. Dr. Wolraich takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Wolraich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Griffith S Hsu, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 130
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Griffith Hsu's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hsu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hsu has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Eileen Mahoney's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Mahoney include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahoney accepts. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Mahoney is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schroeder's areas of expertise include the following: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Joseph Schubkegel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
57 East Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schubkegel include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schubkegel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schubkegel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Snoring, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Young attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Loss, Ear Infection, Cochlear Implant Surgery, Cochlear Implant

Dr. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Maddalozzo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Maddalozzo is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

Dr. James Edward Rejowski, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
950 N York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Rejowski sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Rejowski has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Salivary Gland Problems, Tonsillectomy, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Ojas N Shah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ojas Shah works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Naperville, IL, Lombard, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include hearing loss, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Hoarseness, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Dylan Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 306
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Thomas include sleep disorders, thyroid surgery, and tonsillectomy. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Tonsillectomy

Dr. Kevin C Welch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Building
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Welch is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Welch is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Welch's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skull Base Tumors, Nose Problems, Sinusitis

Dr. Jesse G Wardlow, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Wardlow's areas of specialization are otology and neurotology and otolaryngic allergy; he sees patients in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wardlow's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wardlow is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith M Lertsburapa, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Keith Lertsburapa's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, thyroid surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lertsburapa attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nose Problems, Hearing Loss, Salivary ... (Read more)

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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.