ENT Services

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Explore our specialized ENT services designed to address your immediate concerns with regard to ear, nose, and throat care. Our skilled otolaryngologist, Dr. John D. Rachel, offers medical and surgical ENT treatments.

Dr. John D. Rachel is quadruple boarded in Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery. He has extensive experience as an ear, nose, and throat physician and as a head and neck surgeon, diagnosing and treating diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Rachel has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery and has collaborated with some of the most renowned surgeons in the United States.

Dr. Rachel has extensive experience in the full spectrum of modern adult diseases of the head and neck. Specialty training in Otolaryngology includes otology (ear disease), head and neck cancer, laryngology (voice disorders), sinus and allergy disease, rhinology (disease of the nose), facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and facial trauma. Dr. Rachel diagnoses and treats ear pain, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, facial weakness, hoarseness, voice disorders, throat infections, difficulty swallowing, nasal obstruction and discharge, nose bleeds, facial trauma, and foreign bodies in the nose and throat. With his expertise in facial plastic surgery, he is able to combine his esthetic skills with his diagnostic and surgical skills to provide patients with the best outcomes.

As you click through the otolaryngology section of MetropolitanMD, we hope you will find references to the particular problems with which you are troubled. As with any medical condition, a complete history and physical should be obtained by a qualified physician prior to treatment. Schedule a consultation with Chicago’s trusted otolaryngologist, Dr. John D. Rachel. Medical evaluations are usually covered by health insurance.

  • Rhinoplasty enhances the aesthetics and function of your nose with rhinoplasty. It consists of cosmetic and functional improvements to address breathing difficulties or structural issues.
  • Dilation/Balloon Sinuplasty a minimally invasive procedure to alleviate sinus issues. It Improves sinus drainage and relieves symptoms associated with sinusitis.
  • Functional Nasal Surgery specialized surgery to optimize nasal airflow. It corrects structural issues and improves overall nasal function, addressing breathing concerns.
    • Nasal Valve Collapse targeted intervention to address nasal valve collapse. It restores stability to nasal passages and improves breathing efficiency.
    • Septal Deviation surgical correction of deviated septums. It alleviates breathing difficulties and restores proper nasal alignment.
    • Turbinate Hypertrophy a treatment for turbinate hypertrophy. It is used to address nasal congestion and breathing difficulties associated with enlarged turbinates.
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction a specialized intervention for Eustachian tube dysfunction. It Improves ear pressure regulation and alleviates discomfort associated with this condition.

Pre- and Post-Procedure Care Guidelines 

Follow these pre-procedure care tips to prepare yourself. 

  • Medication Review: Inform your ENT specialist about all medications, supplements, and allergies. Adjustments may be necessary.
  • Fasting: Follow fasting instructions provided before surgery to ensure a safe procedure.
  • Medical History: Communicate any relevant medical history to your ENT surgeon for comprehensive care.

After the surgery, these post-procedure care tips should be of help: 

  • Rest and Recovery: Plan for adequate rest post-surgery; avoid strenuous physical activities.
  • Medication Adherence: Take prescribed medications as directed for pain management and healing.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments for assessment and guidance.
  • Contact Specialist: Report any unusual symptoms promptly to your ENT specialist for timely intervention.
  • Careful Wound Management: Adhere to specific wound care instructions for optimal healing.

Following these recovery guidelines ensures a smooth and successful recovery from ENT procedures.


Here are a few common questions about ENT and its specialists you might also want to know.

  1. When Should I See an ENT Specialist?

You should consult an ENT specialist if you experience persistent issues such as hearing loss, chronic sinusitis, recurring throat infections, or any discomfort related to the ear, nose, or throat.

  1. What Services Do ENT Specialists Provide?

ENT specialists offer a wide range of services, including medical treatments for infections, allergies, and hearing issues, as well as surgical interventions such as sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, and rhinoplasty.

  1. How Do I Prepare for ENT Surgery?

Preparing for ENT surgery may involve following specific preoperative care instructions provided by your ENT surgeon. This can include fasting, medication adjustments, and lifestyle considerations.

  1. How Long is the Recovery Period After ENT Surgery?

The recovery period varies depending on the type of surgery. Some procedures may require minimal downtime, while others may involve a more extended recovery. Your ENT surgeon will provide specific postoperative care guidelines.

  1. Can ENT Specialists Treat Hearing Loss?

Yes, ENT specialists can diagnose and treat various causes of hearing loss, including infections, structural issues, and age-related hearing loss. Treatment options may include medication, hearing aids, or surgical interventions.

  1. Are ENT Services Covered by Insurance?

In most cases, ENT services are covered by health insurance. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand the coverage details and any out-of-pocket expenses.

  1. Can Children See an ENT Specialist?

Absolutely. ENT specialists are trained to treat both adults and children. Common pediatric ENT issues include recurrent ear infections, tonsil and adenoid problems, and speech or hearing concerns.

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Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards achieving your desired look after seeing an ENT specialist in Chicago.. Our experienced staff will assess your needs and recommend personalized treatment options. Contact us now to book your appointment.

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– 3/1/2012
“Dr. Rachel is an excellent physician and surgeon. He does ENT, facial plastics and cosmetic surgery. He performed a facelift on my dad, took my daughters tonsils out, fixed my broken nose and performed my husband’s sinus surgery. He is very kind, gentle, and has a ton of patience. I have trusted him with every person in my life who is important to me and he has done an excellent job with all of us. You will not be disappointed.”
Julietta M., Franklin Park

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