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 is an otology and neurotology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Battista include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Battista's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of The University Hospital, Newark's residency program. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Battista is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Billings studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Billings at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Billings takes. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Hampson has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hampson include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Hampson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wolraich's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wolraich attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolraich has an open panel.

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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 in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Hsu's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahoney include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Before performing her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Mahoney attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Schroeder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schroeder trained at Rush University Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Young is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. She has received the distinction of 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) and practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Westchester, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. 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.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schubkegel include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schubkegel 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. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks the following 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include hearing loss, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice 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' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, thyroid surgery, and tonsillectomy. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas honors.

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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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Chicago, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Welch's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Welch's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. James Rejowski is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Rejowski has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Samuel Girgis specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Girgis studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinuplasty and rhinoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Girgis average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Girgis (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are otology and neurotology and otolaryngic allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Wardlow include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wardlow is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wardlow speaks Spanish. 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, 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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