We found 18 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 specializes in otology and neurotology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Battista include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Battista is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Battista honors. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency.

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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 attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Billings trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Forest Park, IL. Dr. Hampson's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and thyroid problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Hampson is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Wolraich's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolraich honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Wolraich's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 works as an otologist and neurotologist. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. His areas of expertise include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahoney takes. Dr. Mahoney's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. She 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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schroeder is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Young's professional 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: 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 works as a pediatric otolaryngologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maddalozzo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maddalozzo trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Autoimmune Disorders, Tonsillectomy, Inflammation

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

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Clarendon Hills, IL. Dr. Schubkegel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Dr. Schubkegel studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Ojas Shah specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include hearing loss, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and sleep apnea. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Chicago Heights, IL, Oak Park, IL, and La Grange, IL. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include sleep disorders, thyroid surgery, and tonsillectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

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

Dr. James Rejowski practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rejowski include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. Dr. Rejowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rejowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Welch's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. Dr. Welch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Samuel J Girgis, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 306
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Girgis is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Girgis trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Girgis include sinuplasty and rhinoplasty. Patients gave Dr. Girgis an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Girgis (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Sinuplasty, Sinus Problems, Facial Problems, Cosmetic Treatments, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jesse Wardlow works as an otologist and neurotologist and otolaryngic allergist in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Wardlow graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wardlow include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wardlow honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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