Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

SpecialtyCare Institute 1710 N Randall Rd Ste 210 Elgin, IL 60123 Get Directions
Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 53 years old. Dr. Alvi is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

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Dr. Alvi's Performance
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
in Lake Zurich, IL |
Its scary to be told you may have cancer. At my initial visit with Dr. Aijaz Alvi, he took the time to sit and genuinely listen to my wife & I giving us comfort that he (and my team of doctors) know what they are doing to tackle my health issue. Dr. Alvi performed successful oral surgery, resulting in removal of a cancerous lesion with very little post surgery pain. My wife said he is wonderful. I asked her if she would say the same thing if my outcome wasn't as successful? She said yes!
in Elgin, IL |
I visited doctor for my daughters nose. As mentioned by other reviewers that doctor did listened to us patiently and checked inside nose with a lighted camera. I thought it is just like my daughter primary care physician uses torch light in every doctors office. But when i received the bill it was termed as surgery and it was charged for $400 and i ended up paying it out of my pocket. To me that sounds very unfair. I just want others to be aware that.
in North Barrington, IL |
Office is prompt. Dr. Alvi is very knowledgeable and explains diagnosis clearly. Easy to get appointments and follow-up is excellent.
in Barrington, IL |
Excellent, professional office.
in Crystal Lake, IL |
Everyone was very pleasant and respectful at Specialty Care.
in Mchenry, IL |
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Alvi.
in St. Charles, IL |
I saw Dr. Alvi twice last week for a chronic ear infection. His staff was wonderful and he was thorough in discussing my history with me before checking me. From the beginning to the end of the week, my symptoms worsened, and he gave me a few options. I liked that he discussed my situation first to understand it, secondly to explain my options and most of all allowing me to be an active part of my own treatment. I would recommend Dr. Alvi to anyone who wants to be involved in their own care!
in Huntley, IL |
I would recommend Dr. Alvi to all my friends.
in Barrington, IL |
Great results and good process and procedure.
in Elgin, IL |
Everyone from Dr. Alvi to everyone in the Elgin and Hoffman Estates office are fantastic. Dr. Alvi always takes the time to talk with you and listen. I never feel rushed during an appointment.
in Barrington, IL |
Dr Alvi is a very patient and attentive doctor. He truly takes the time to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. He saw my 3 year old daughter for an evaluation and I was very pleased with his services.
in Huntley, IL |
Dr. Alvi took excellent care of my son. He is the most kind, compassionate physician my family has ever had. I will always recommend him to our friends and family.
in Cary, IL |
Surgery in 2003. Excellent results. Surgery again in 2016 with exceptional results as well.
in Waconda, IL |
I have been seeing Dr. Alvi for 8 years now. Dr. Alvi is always there when I need him. I trust him completely and he is a good doctor.
in Genoa, IL |
Dr. Alvi did an excellent job with my surgery & recovery. He's very polite and attentive.
in Elgin, IL |
Dr. Alvi is a very good knowledgeable doctor and has a great listening ear.
in Huntley, IL |
Great experience overall!
in Streamwood, IL |
Dr. Alvi is a great doctor!
in Pingree Grove |
Dr. Alvi has always resolved my ear problems.
in Elgin, IL |
Dr. Alvi is very understanding and caring. He and his entire staff are excellent people!
in Marengo, Il |
I was very impressed with my experience at this doctor’s office. My first visit with Dr. Aijaz Alvi was so great by how helpful and kind he was and how fast he was able to help me. A lot of doctors don’t realize how important it is to have help and someone understand your medical needs the first point of contact is crucial! Dr. Alvi makes me feel comfortable in knowing my needs when I am having a bad day. He takes his time and answers all my questions so I will understand.
in Lake In The Hills, IL |
Dr. Alvi is a very smart, experienced, compassionate, and kind person! He is the BEST ENT around the NW Suburbs. Another Dr. misdiagnosed me. Dr. Alvi literally saved my life.
in Barrington, IL |
Dr Alvi has come highly recommended by more than one neighbor. after only one visit I can see why. He is the only one I want working on my sinus issues.
in dundee, Il |
Very very rude staff!
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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  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

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • 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
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein College Of Med
  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein College Of Med
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair