Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 54 years old.

1710 N Randall Rd Ste 210

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(847) 888-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 13 More

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Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ear Ache
very high
more than 95% of peers

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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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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
  • 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
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Paracentesis
  • 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


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvi to family and friends
based on 50 total reviews (28 with comments)
Dr. Alvi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (28)
in Carol Stream, IL |
A Great experience. Everything was explained to me with all my options. Kind & caring. Would highly recommend this Dr to friends and family.
in Elgin, IL |
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.
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!
in Roselle, IL |
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 .
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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Dr. Alvi accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    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
    Managed Choice PPO
    National Advantage
    National Advantage PPO
    Signature Administrators PPO
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Illinois 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
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
    Humana PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Lincoln
  • Meritain Health
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • MVP Health Care
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Core PPO
    Medicare Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Alvi has admitting privileges

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
450 W Il Route 22
Barrington, IL 60010
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Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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St. Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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