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Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery consists of specialized physicians trained in the latest medical and surgical management and treatment of various head and neck diseases and disorders-particularly the ear, nose and throat. Renowned for the treatment of head and neck cancer, we offer a multidisciplinary team approach to this disease process.

Other areas of special interest include the study, diagnosis, and treatment of various voice disorders in our Voice Center, sinus disease in our Sinus & Allergy Center. We also offer advanced therapies for hearing loss, including conventional and programmable hearing aids and cochlear implants.

We offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and state of the art, as well as standard treatment methods for a broad range of ENT problems.

Phone Numbers
Practice Number: (312) 695-8182
Fax: (312) 695-4303

Practice Information
Office Location:
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation
Galter Pavilion
675 North St Clair
Suite: 15-200
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Office Hours:

8 am - 5 pm
8 am - 5 pm
8 am - 5 pm
8 am - 5 pm
8 am - 5 pm

Department Chair(s):  Robert C. Kern, MD
Ambulatory Medical Director(s):  Harold J. Pelzer, MD

Physicians in the Practice

Michiel J Bove', MDRakesh K Chandra, MD
David B Conley, MDJose C Dutra, MD
Robert C Kern, MDAkihiro Matsuoka, MD
Alan G Micco, MDUrjeet A Patel, MD
Harold J Pelzer, MD, DDSDouglas M Sidle, MD
Stephanie Shintani Smith, MDBruce K Tan, MD

Care Provided For

Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Acoustis neuroma
  • Aging face
  • Airway problems
  • Allergies of the upper respiratory tract
  • Cancers of head and neck
  • Ear ache
  • Ear pain
  • Facial paralysis/ Bells palsy
  • Facial trauma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hair restoration
  • Hearing impairments/loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Meneire's disease
  • Nasal deformity
  • Nasal/sinus polyps
  • Nose bleeds
  • Otitis (ear infections)
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Sinus/nasal disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Smell and taste disturbances
  • Snoring
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil and adenoid infection
  • Tonsil and/or adenoid infection
  • Tumors in thyroid
  • Tumors of head and neck
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cord polyps
  • Voice disorders

Treatments and Procedures

Our physicians offer a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and consultation including:

  • Advanced endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox injections
  • Chemical peels
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cochlear implants
  • Dermal filler
  • Deviated septum repair
  • Ear surgery
  • Face lift
  • Facial cosmetic surgery
  • Facial nerve repair
  • Facial plastic surgery
  • Hair Transplant
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Hearing aid dispensing & Services
  • Hearing testing
  • Implantable hearing aids
  • In office sinus CT scan
  • Intratympanic drug treatments for inner ear disorders
  • Laser assisted uvulapalatoplasty
  • Micro dermabrasion
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Speech and Language evaluations
  • Thyroid ultrasound and biopsy
  • Vestibular/balance testing
  • Video stroboscopy
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