Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Alvi
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1710 N Randall Rd Elgin, IL 60123

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Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elgin, IL. Dr. Alvi has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Advocate Sherman Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alvi to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvi

4.5

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Dr. Alvi is kind and compassionate. I refer him to all my friends and family members!
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Sep 18, 2019
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Great personality, very easy to talk with. Preformed Surgery for Deviated septum and installed drain tube in ear. Surgery and recovery went smoothly. No complications
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Johnsburg, KY – Feb 07, 2019
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I've struggled with sinus congestion for years-constant use of decongestant sprays just to be able to breathe. The thought of sinus surgery really scared me because I'd heard lots of horror stories. Dr. Alvi promised the surgery to repair my deviated septum and clean out my sinuses would be painless and effective and he didn't lie. Anytime I called with questions, he returned my call personally. He's kind and genuinely cares. I'm 100% better thanks to him. Simply put, he's the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!
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Sharon Bakey in IL, IL – Aug 18, 2018
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Excellent doctor and staff with great bedside manner. Took care of my son through the entire process.
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Huntley, IL – May 24, 2018
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It is an awesome feeling to be treated with friendly, professional, knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate care. I am always seen or treated in a timely manor. . I am able to be myself. I appreciate the timely follow-ups and willingness to answer all of my questions. The entire staff is always professional, caring and do their jobs very well. “I am truly blessed with my medical care experts and their team and know I am receiving the best possible medical care
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jeff – Feb 09, 2018
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Dr. Alvi Solved my long time sinus issue! Has a convenient CT machine in the Elgin office.
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Barrington – Feb 07, 2018
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A Great experience. Everything was explained to me with all my options. Kind & caring. Would highly recommend this Dr to friends and family.
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Mary Wallin in Carol Stream, IL – Sep 21, 2017
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Dr. Alvi recently took our four year old son's tonsils out. He did an excellent job and the recovery was great. We have been happy with every visit to his office. Everyone is always friendly, the wait time is minimal and we trust Dr. Alvi's opinions and recommendations.
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Jamie in Elgin, IL – Aug 22, 2017
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I had terrible sinus issues for years and decided to finally get it taken care of. Dr Alvi was quick and to the point and didn't make me try a million different things before finding the one that would work. We did an allergy test and ct of my sinuses and decided sinus surgery would be the best route for my issue. I was asleep for surgery but the recovery was painless. The surgery was on a Wednesday and I was back at work the following Monday. Dr. Alvi was great and I highly recommend him!
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Aug 15, 2017
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Dr.Alvi has been a wonderful doctor to me, he helped me with my sinus problem , he did my surgery on my nose and I feel great. His bed side manner is excellent he explain everything to my husband on what he did. I would recommend him to everybody .
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Karen.Wachel in Roselle, IL – Jul 18, 2017
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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!
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Robert B. in Lake Zurich, IL – May 26, 2017
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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.
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Patient in Elgin, IL – Nov 19, 2016
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Office is prompt. Dr. Alvi is very knowledgeable and explains diagnosis clearly. Easy to get appointments and follow-up is excellent.
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Terese B. in North Barrington, IL – Oct 31, 2016
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Excellent, professional office.
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Donovan W. in Barrington, IL – Oct 28, 2016
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Everyone was very pleasant and respectful at Specialty Care.
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Mary P. in Crystal Lake, IL – Oct 28, 2016
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I had a very positive experience with Dr. Alvi.
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Georgia D. in Mchenry, IL – Oct 28, 2016
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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!
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Deborah C. in St. Charles, IL – Oct 27, 2016
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I would recommend Dr. Alvi to all my friends.
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Ricardo G. in Huntley, IL – Oct 27, 2016
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Great results and good process and procedure.
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Miles D. in Barrington, IL – Oct 27, 2016
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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.
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Kim in Elgin, IL – Oct 26, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elgin, IL. Dr. Alvi has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Advocate Sherman Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alvi to book an appointment.Less...

Specialties

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

University Of Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hospital
Albert Einstein College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Internship Hospital

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(847) 888-9000

Dr. Alvi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Bronze - Advantage Plus 5500 PD Banner Health Network POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 3000 PD EPO
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD HMO
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD OAMC POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Managed Choice PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
Signature Administrators PPO
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage
Blue Card PPO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HFN
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
Humana
Choice
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Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Lincoln
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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MVP Health Care
Priority Health
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Private HealthCare Systems
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alvi

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alvi treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alvi treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 888-9000.

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Sleep Disorders more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Sleep Apnea more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi performs Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Alvi performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Balloon Sinuplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi performs Balloon Sinuplasty more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Alvi performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Alvi performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Earwax Buildup more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Ear Ache
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Ear Ache more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

ENT Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats ENT Cancer more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Alvi treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Alvi's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Elgin Office1710 N Randall Rd Elgin, IL 60123
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