Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD

Dr. Aaron Friedman, MD

Laryngology  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o
17 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Friedman specializes in Laryngology and practices in Northbrook, IL. He practices at 2 locations.

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Patient Reviews (9)
in Park Ridge, IL |
When I was confronted with a polyp & hemorrhaging vocal chords, I knew I needed the best surgeon. I use my voice for a living, so it was critical. I found it in Dr. Friedman. He is nationally recognized & one of the best doctors I've ever had. He was empathetic, an incredible listener, & performed my surgery with a great result. His team of voice therapists were also amazing. I'm back to using my voice professionally, but with better technique and range. I can't recommend him highly enough.
in Schaumburg, IL |
I found Dr. Aaron Friedman to be skillful and highly qualified in helping me with my vocal cord issues. In removing all the plaque and restoring my voice to its normal state. I found him knowledgeable, patient and considerate , along with the latest and newest equipment and approach in working with any ENT problem. I strongly recommend Dr. Aaron to anyone with a ENT situation.
in Addison, IL |
There are no words to explain Dr.Friedman, he's very knowledgeable in his field. I never felt like I was being rushed through my appointments. He took his time explaining every test , procedure and surgery in a language I understood. Always made sure I all my questions answered . His bedside manners are above and beyond any other dr I've been to. He's kind, gentle and compassionate . I highly recommend him. I just wished he was a internal medicine Dr god knows he would be the best out there,
in Glenview Illinois |
Last winter I lost my voice for several months. Dr. Friedman, a premier Laryngeal (Vocal cord) specialist was incredible at helping diagnose and surgically helped me through the process of getting my voice back!! I have severe asthma and take many medications and inhalers which made my vocal cord problem very difficult to treat. Dr. Friedman was wonderful at explaining everything, professional and humble. I am so grateful for his professional expertise and training, and so close to home!!
in Glenview, IL |
I recently had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Friedman who was able to successfully diagnose a problem I was struggling with over a period of six months. After meeting with several doctors, upon referral I finally was able to meet with Dr. Friedman. With proper treatment, care and voice therapy I was able to bounce back to my normal self. His expertise and kindness is beyond your traditional ENT doctor and I highly recommend his care to anyone facing similar challenges. Best, Lydia S
in Zion, IL. |
Dr. Friedman communicates very well and took the time to listen and answer the questions I had about my surgery. He gave me options and explained them thoroughly. Once I made the choice on a procedure, he told me what to expect and how things would happen every step of way. Everything went very well from pre-surgery to post-surgery recovery. The results have been fantastic.
Mundelein, IL |
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Friedman. In all honesty, he was the third ENT doctor I saw. He was the only one who diagnosed and treated me properly. I had been having trouble with my throat for 6 months. I had no luck with the other doctors. Dr. Friedman had better equipment and saw the problem within my first visit. I am feeling much better and will not see another doctor about my throat issues again. I will go directly to the to Dr. Friedman.?
in Evanston, IL |
I highly recommend Dr. Friedman .He removed a polyp from my vocal cord.He explains everything in detail. He listens and answers all of your questions.He truly cares about his patients and their well being. He is an excellent surgeon who I totally trust. Lou Avon
in Highland Park, IL |
Dr.Friedman was amazing. He spent a lot of time with me and explained thoroughly everything to me. I had seen another doctor for my problem and wanted a second opinion. He gave me a much better exam and a number of suggestions on how to help with my problem. I would absolutely recommend him! He was truly a 5 star doctor!! Debbi Rosenberg
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Dr. Friedman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Laryngology
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysplasia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wheezing


  • Medical School
    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Center For Laryngeal Surgery

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Uc Berkeley

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Laryngology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Wound Repair