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How To Know You Have Vertigo

How To Know You Have Vertigo

Does it ever feel like you’re spinning even though you’re standing perfectly still? Do you suffer from unexplainable bouts of dizziness that leave you incapacitated? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may have vertigo, a condition that affects the balance centers of your inner ear and brain.


Make Wearing A Mask Easier With Allergies, Sinusitis, or Asthma

Living amongst the COVID-19 pandemic has meant adjusting to a new version of normal that requires the use of face masks to decrease viral spread. With this new normal, however, has come its own set of problems. For those with allergies, sinusitis, or asthma, breathing while wearing a mask may be a lot more difficult…. Read More


5 Signs You May Have A Sleep Disorder

For many people, getting a good night’s sleep can seem almost impossible to achieve. If you have a sleep disorder, your inability to sleep well through the night isn’t something you can control on your own. Not sure how you would know if you have a sleep disorder or not? Keep reading for 5 signs… Read More


6 Ways To Prepare For Allergy Season

Spring may feel like it’s still far away, but it’s a lot closer than you might think! In fact, before you know it, it will be allergy season once again. With allergies comes sniffling, red, itchy eyes, and general misery. Instead of letting allergy season take you by surprise this year, prepare for it! There… Read More


The Most Common Reasons Children See Their Doctor

Children may seem like they are always at the doctor for one reason or another. Did you know that ear infections are one of the common reasons children have to see their doctor? If it seems like children get more ear infections than adults, that’s because they do. An ear infection occurs when bacteria or… Read More


Why Does Insomnia Affect Your Hearing?

Tossing and turning all night? Suffering from insomnia won’t only cause you to wake up tired, but it could increase your risk of developing hearing loss. What’s more, if you already suffer from the symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), insomnia can worsen these symptoms as well. Keep reading to learn why insomnia affects… Read More


When To See Your Doctor During Cold Season

Sniffles? Check. Aching body and joints? Check. Sore throat and post-nasal drip? If this sounds a little too familiar, you may have a cold or the flu. But when should you see your doctor? The answer may surprise you, so keep reading to find out more! Is it the common cold or the flu? When… Read More


A brief history of snoring: from ghastly to gimmicky

Woman annoyed by partner's snoring

With all the news buzz and products that claim to stop snoring, you’d think it was a modern-age problem. But there is evidence that snoring and its ill effects have been plaguing people for millennia. There is evidence of snoring going back 3500 years to the ancient Egyptians, who were known to have treated snoring… Read More


Not your father’s CPAP

Small CPAP device

We’ve come a long way with this life-saving device. CPAP machines have been steadily improving since the first commercialized CPAP was introduced in the 1980s. The devices have become much smaller, quieter, much more comfortable, and more effective in treating sleep apnea. To see just how far CPAP technology has come, let’s peek back in… Read More


Dr. Friedman answers frequently asked questions about thyroid cancer

Doctor checking thyroid of a young patient

Dr. Michael Friedman is one of the worlds’ leading thyroid and parathyroid experts and surgeons. He has authored and published numerous articles and textbooks and has lectured on thyroid and parathyroid surgery all around the world. Dr. Friedman has performed more than 5200 thyroid procedures. Here are some of the questions patients often ask. Does… Read More


What that pesky itch may really mean

Scratching itchy hand

Fast Facts: Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. In a U.S. survey, more than half (54.6 percent) of the people reported indicated that they had positive reactions to one or more allergens. Q&A with Dr. Ayesha Siddiqi, Allergist at Chicago… Read More


Custom earplugs = protection + comfort

Woman plugging ears

Ahhh …. summer. The great outdoors. Picnics, swimming, sports, festivals, fireworks! It’s a fantastic time of the year, especially for us Midwesterners. But with all the fun and fanfare, it can be easy to forget the “hidden dangers,” that is, the sounds of summer. Lawnmowers, concerts, cheering crowds – prolonged exposure to all of these… Read More


Under pressure: Tiny tubes can cause big discomfort

The eustachian tube (named after Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio) is a small passage extending from the back of the nose to the middle ear. You have one for each ear. Its function is to regulate pressure between your ear and the external environment. Ideally, the pressure is balanced. The eustachian tube opens when you swallow… Read More


This is the Voice!

The voice performer

Season 16 of The Voice has a winner, and her story might surprise you. Marlyn Jarmon, 26 of Frisco, TX blew everyone away with her performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the season finale. But her heavenly voice and pitch is even more spectacular when you consider that Marlyn is hearing impaired. Chronic ear infections… Read More


oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee

Otolaryngology

Let’s just say “ENT” Think about your routine interactions with the environment. Could you breathe easier today? Were you able to walk a straight line? Was it no trouble to talk with and listen to your friends? We usually don’t think about such things unless there’s a problem. Issues with our ears, nose, and throat,… Read More


I did WHAT last night?

Sleepwalking man with clock and pillow

Parasomnias can pose a real danger. A teenager is found sleeping in a tower crane 130 feet above the ground, having walked across a narrow metal beam to get there. A man gives his roommate a nightly play-by-play of his dreams as they occur. A sleeping man drives across town, chokes his stepfather and stabs… Read More


Inspire | CPAP alternative for sleep apnea

Romeo Shoshoo, a Chicago ENT patient, suffered through daily episodes of falling asleep suddenly, even while walking


Research leads to new surgical guidelines for parathyroidectomy.

Research leads to new surgical guidelines for parathyroidectomy.

Tertiary hyperparathyroidism occurs more than primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism but it is rare and is seen in patients with renal disease and post kidney transplant. Because it is a rare problem, guidelines for surgical treatment and prognosis have not been well repeated in the past. This study establishes guidelines for parathyroid surgical intervention. In a… Read More


Man vs. Machine

Man vs. Machine

Can an algorithm outperform an experienced physician? The answer might be, “yes,” but with a caveat. Findings from a recent study (Zhang, B, et al.) published in Thyroid suggest that a machine learning algorithm could be superior in specificity and accuracy than an experienced radiologist using ultrasound technology in diagnosing thyroid nodules in patients. Machine… Read More


Immunotherapy for Allergies? It’s a thing.

Immunotherapy for Allergies? It’s a thing.

When you suffer from allergies, the symptoms you experience are the result of your body’s immune system reacting to allergens in the environment. When you breathe in these allergens, your immune system forms antibodies that trigger a chemical response causing symptoms like stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes. These familiar allergy symptoms are… Read More


Locations

Chicago ENT has four convenient locations throughout the greater Chicago area. For the exact location and/or directions, simply click on the map next to your desired location. To book an appointment, call 773-296-5500 to speak to a scheduler or conveniently online 24/7.

Advanced Center for Specialty Care
3000 N. Halsted Street, Suite #400
Chicago, IL  60657

Phone: 773-296-5500

Office hours:
Monday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Allergy Shot Clinic hours:
Monday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am –4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Hospital Professional Building
2222 W. Division Street, Suite #250
Chicago, IL  60622

Phone: 773-296-5500

8930 Gross Point Road, Suite #700
Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 773-296-5500

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5140 N. California Avenue, Suite #600
Chicago, IL  60625

Phone: 773-296-5500

2522 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Phone: 773-262-4110