Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 58

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elgin, IL. 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.

Dr. Alvi

Specialty Care Elgin

1750 N Randall Rd Ste 210 Elgin, IL 60123
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Alvi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Sinusitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

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

Ear Ache
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvi treats Ear Ache more than 92% of his peers

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

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
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • 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
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • 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
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 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
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Humana PPO
Preferred PPO
Lincoln
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Mutual of Omaha
MVP Health Care
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Tricare
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus
Compass
Core PPO
Medicare Advantage

Dr. Alvi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvi

4.6

Based on 58 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Awesome staff very friendly and helpful. Dr. Alvi makes you feel very comfortable and discusses with you any questions or concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Johnson – Dec 08, 2020
Dr. Alvi is kind and compassionate. I refer him to all my friends and family members!
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 18, 2019
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Johnsburg, KY – Feb 07, 2019
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!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sharon Bakey in IL, IL – Aug 18, 2018
Excellent doctor and staff with great bedside manner. Took care of my son through the entire process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Huntley, IL – May 24, 2018
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jeff – Feb 09, 2018
Dr. Alvi Solved my long time sinus issue! Has a convenient CT machine in the Elgin office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barrington – Feb 07, 2018
A Great experience. Everything was explained to me with all my options. Kind & caring. Would highly recommend this Dr to friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Wallin in Carol Stream, IL – Sep 21, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jamie in Elgin, IL – Aug 22, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 15, 2017
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 .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen.Wachel in Roselle, IL – Jul 18, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert B. in Lake Zurich, IL – May 26, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patient in Elgin, IL – Nov 19, 2016
Office is prompt. Dr. Alvi is very knowledgeable and explains diagnosis clearly. Easy to get appointments and follow-up is excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Terese B. in North Barrington, IL – Oct 31, 2016
Excellent, professional office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Donovan W. in Barrington, IL – Oct 28, 2016
Everyone was very pleasant and respectful at Specialty Care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary P. in Crystal Lake, IL – Oct 28, 2016
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Alvi.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Georgia D. in Mchenry, IL – Oct 28, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Deborah C. in St. Charles, IL – Oct 27, 2016
I would recommend Dr. Alvi to all my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ricardo G. in Huntley, IL – Oct 27, 2016
Great results and good process and procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Miles D. in Barrington, IL – Oct 27, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elgin, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Good Shepherd...Read more

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Alvi has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alvi frequently treats Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, and Ear Ache. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alvi treats.

Where is Dr. Aijaz Alvi, MD's office located?

Dr. Alvi's office is located at 1750 N Randall Rd Ste 210, Elgin, IL 60123. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Specialty Care Elgin1750 N Randall Rd Ste 210 Elgin, IL 60123
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SpecialtyCare

Hoffman Estate Office3150 W Higgins Rd Ste 130 Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Alvi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Barrington, IL

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, IL

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital

McHenry, IL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)