We found 18 head and neck surgeons who accept CIGNA PPO near Westchester, IL.

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Dr. Robert Andrew Battista MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
average rating 4.91 stars (3 ratings)
11 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 101
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Battista's specialty is otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, otosclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. The average patient rating for Dr. Battista is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Battista is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Battista is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Clinical interests: Otosclerosis, Acoustic Neuroma, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant, Cholesteatoma

Kathleen Billings MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
average rating 3.5 stars (4 ratings)
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kathleen Billings' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Billings's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Eileen M. Mahoney M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
12 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Eileen Mahoney practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Hinsdale, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Mahoney a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahoney include tonsilitis, ear infection, and sleep apnea. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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

John Maddalozzo MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
average rating 4.72 stars (10 ratings)
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Maddalozzo is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Maddalozzo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Maddalozzo graduated from 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.

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James W. Schroeder II MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schroeder's clinical interests include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schroeder accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Nancy Young MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
average rating 3.5 stars (2 ratings)
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Young is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Young attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Griffith Hsu MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
40 S Clay Street; Suite 130
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Griffith Hsu's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. These areas are among Dr. Hsu's clinical interests: hearing aids, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hearing loss. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Hsu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). 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. Kevin C. Welch MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Building
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Welch works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Welch's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Welch completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Welch has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Rejowski MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.09 stars (11 ratings)
950 N York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. James Rejowski specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Hinsdale, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Rejowski's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear infection, and salivary gland problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rejowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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

David Abraham Wolraich MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
40 S Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Wolraich is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), hearing loss, and dizziness. Dr. Wolraich is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Wolraich's practice is open to new patients.

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

Andrew Joseph Schubkegel MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.25 stars (13 ratings)
57 East Ogden Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Schubkegel is a Clarendon Hills, IL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinus problems, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schubkegel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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)

Ojas Shah MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
40 S Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ojas Shah's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Surgical Procedures, Rhinitis, Hearing Loss, Vocal ... (Read more)

Riddhi Patel, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
950 York Road; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Riddhi Patel is a physician who specializes in general practice and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include throat problems, ear infection, and sinus problems. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). For her professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Clinical interests: Ear Infection, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems

Robert D. Thomas M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 306
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Thomas's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, thyroid surgery, and tonsillectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Thomas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for his residency. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Samuel J. Girgis M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 2.69 stars (9 ratings)
908 N Elm Street; Suite 306
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Girgis specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Girgis's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in sinuplasty, facial cosmetic procedures, and rhinoplasty. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Girgis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Sinuplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Jesse G. Wardlow M.D.
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Otolaryngic Allergy
average rating 3.65 stars (6 ratings)
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 106
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Wardlow is a specialist in otology and neurotology and otolaryngic allergy. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wardlow's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wardlow takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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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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