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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's specialty is otology and neurotology. Patient ratings for Dr. Battista average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Battista's areas of expertise include hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Battista attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He 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 works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Billings attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Billings takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Billings 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. Nancy Melinda Young, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Young is in-network for 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. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Young completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Young has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Eileen Mahoney is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Hinsdale, IL. Her clinical interests include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mahoney at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Mahoney attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Christopher M Hampson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7705 Wilcox; #1
Forest Park, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Hampson is an otolaryngologist in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Forest Park, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hampson attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hampson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wolraich is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems

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

Dr. James Schroeder practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroeder include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroeder accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. 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: Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Feeding Disorders, Sinusitis, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schubkegel honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Schubkegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally 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. John Maddalozzo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalozzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Maddalozzo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 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 has an open panel.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rejowski is affiliated with 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. Robert Dylan Thomas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 306
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, thyroid surgery, and tonsillectomy. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Kevin C Welch, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Building
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Welch sees patients in Chicago, IL and Maywood, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), skull base tumors, and nasal polyps. Dr. Welch is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Welch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Hoarseness, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Rhinitis, ... (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, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology and otolaryngic allergy. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). The average patient rating for Dr. Wardlow is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wardlow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wardlow speaks Spanish. His professional 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)

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Lertsburapa include tonsilitis, thyroid surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lertsburapa takes. Dr. Lertsburapa studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Lertsburapa's professional 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)

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

Dr. Samuel Girgis is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Girgis attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include sinuplasty and rhinoplasty. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Girgis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Aetna. Dr. Girgis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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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.