Dr. Bruce Tan, MD

Dr. Bruce Tan, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Bruce Tan, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Tan has more experience with Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tan to book an appointment.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200 Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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4.7

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Dr. Tan is always on time and he was always gentle and explained things in ways that I could understand. Before opting for a surgery he ran many tests and cultures to assure surgery was the best route for me. Even though the surgery didn't help he is still actively looking for ways to improve my sinus conditions, whether through different medicine or through another surgery
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Dec 06, 2019
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Dr. Tan and his staff were very professional and took the time to educate me on the diagnosis and what he would do during the operation. Now, 3 months later I am feeling great! I have referred my friend with a similar diagnosis and he underwent the same surgery. He also has no regrets with the operation, care, or cost, given the value received.
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Chicago – Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Tan was able to perform the surgery without damaging the cochlear implant. Dr. Tan and his team did a excellent job and I couldn't have asked for more. Sense of smell is starting to come back within a week after surgery. I wish I found Dr. Tan before using a community hospital which didn't do as good of a job. Go the extra mile and pay the extra buck to get it done right the first time. State of the art CT scan to see your nasal polyps
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P Combs in Glendale Heights, IL – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr. Tan was very efficient and explains what is happening so the patient understands. Very pleasant and has a great "bedside" manner. His staff is just as helpful and all are prompt to answer questions. I highly recommend Dr. Tan.
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Chicago, IL – Nov 17, 2017
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Care was excellent. Receiving answers via Healthloop was slow and responses didn't truly answer the question I was asking. Call the office and talk to someone if you have questions.
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Chicago – Nov 14, 2017
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Dr. Tan is skilled, informative, and compassionate. I highly recommend him!!!
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Eric in Chicago, IL – Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. Tan is very talented physician. He following proper procedures, he diagnosed my chronic sinus issues in a personal manner.
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Buda, TX – Apr 04, 2017
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De. Tan was helpful throughout the process of diagnosis, surgery, and follow up. He took time to explain things and I was very pleased with my experience.
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Caroline D. in Chicago, IL – Jan 18, 2017
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Met him for repeated sinus infections. Have had previous surgery. After trying medical treatments he operated. I don't ever remember breathing this well before. Have not had any major infections since. Very nice man and good bedside manner. He makes sure you are comfortable and well educated about your situation and options. I highly recommend him.
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Chicago, IL – Jan 03, 2016
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Dr. Tan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Aetna Choice (Aetna HealthFund) POS II
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Aetna Student Health
Aexcel Choice POS
Aexcel Choice POS II
Aexcel Elect Choice (Open Access) EPO
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Limited Benefits Insurance Plan PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Access Aetna Select (Aetna HealthFund)
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Traditional Choice
Value Performance Network
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Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
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Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Alliance
HealthLink
HealthLink HMO
HealthLink PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
HFN
HFN EPO
HFN PPO
Humana
Choice
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Choice Care PPO
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EPO PPO Open Access
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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 their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Tan performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Tan performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Tan performs this procedure more than 90% 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 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan treats Sleep Disorders more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Tan treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tan treats Sleep Apnea more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Tan treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

Check Dr. Tan's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Tan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyps
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Revision Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smell and Taste Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2010
McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)