We found 3 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Humana Open Access near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Robert Lee Walton Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
60 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL

Dr. Robert Walton is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Walton's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Walton's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Walton speaks French. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Arun Kumar Gosain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Box 93; Division of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Chicago, IL

Dr. Arun Gosain practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gosain include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The University Hospital, Newark, a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Gosain is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Moles, Rhinoplasty, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Pec Implants, Cleft ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan G Micco, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
675 North St Clair Street; #15-200
Chicago, IL

Dr. Alan Micco is an otologist and neurotologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Micco's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, otosclerosis, and eustachian tuboplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Micco's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Eustachian Tuboplasty, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Approaches, Skull Base Tumors, ... (Read more)

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What is Facial Paralysis?

Facial paralysis is an inability to move the muscles in the face. It often affects only one side, and it can happen quite suddenly. If you have facial paralysis, your face may feel frozen or numb.

Facial paralysis can happen when there is inflammation or damage to either the part of the brain that controls the facial muscles or the nerve that carries signals from the brain to the face. Some common causes include:
  • Stroke, which can affect the part of the brain controlling the face and prevent those muscles from working
  • Bell’s palsy, an inflammation of the main facial nerve
  • Lyme disease
  • Birth trauma or difficult birth, which can cause facial paralysis in babies (usually temporary)
  • Head trauma in which nerves are damaged

Facial paralysis is a frustrating and frightening experience, but many cases are temporary and go away on their own. Even with more difficult cases, there are treatment options available, including rehabilitation, pain management, and surgery.
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