Dr. Jongwook Ham, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Ham
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Associates ENT Head Neck Sgy

2050 Larkin Ave Ste 102 Elgin, IL 60123

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


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ham

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ham treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ham treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 742-7458.

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 95% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

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

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition 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 93% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Sleep Apnea more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Sleep Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Outer Ear Infection more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Vertigo more than 95% of their peers

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

Conductive Hearing Loss
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Conductive Hearing Loss more than 92% of their peers

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

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Pediatric plastic surgeons treat conditions and disorders that significantly affect a child's appearance or well-being, including cleft lip and palate, facial nerve disorders, burns or scars, and birthmarks.Compare with other Pediatric Plastic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Deviated Septum
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Deviated Septum more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Broken Nose
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ham treats Broken Nose more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Ham treats this condition more than 46% of their peers

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Dr. Ham'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 Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Testing
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Epiglottitis
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • 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
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Facial Diseases and Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Trauma
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • 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)
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Infections
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Keloid Scar
  • Laceration
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lump
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mass
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mole
  • Mononucleosis
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotitis
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Ham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ham

4.5

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
87.17948717948718%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
10.256410256410257%
(4)
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Dr. Ham did my thyroid surgery. He is a great doctor, explains everything in detail. I would highly recommend him
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Christine Burnham – May 01, 2020
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Dr. Ham has magical hands! I had to have a total thyroidectomy. Dr. Ham meticulously explained the procedure prior to surgery and thoroughly discussed the results with me. He executed the incision in a nature line in my neck. Looking in the mirror is surprisingly so much better than I could have ever expected! The scare is fresh still, but it is already harder to see than those I've seen that were done on others years ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Melanie – Feb 29, 2020
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I had a procedure to my neck. The surgery went better than expected. The fatty mass was removed and the only pain I experienced was the night right after surgery. The next day felt good. Like the follow-up on how I was doing after the surgery. The neck feels good.
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Jim in West Dudee – Feb 24, 2019
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His post op discharge process , care and respect for patients is severely lacking. He told my husband he would be discharged at 10 am, at 2:30 pm we were still waiting for his doctor to call back with when he will be seeing him for discharge.
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Feb 07, 2019
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Dr. Ham is intelligent, competent, caring and flexible. He takes time with patients to properly troubleshoot their problems and address any concerns that they might have before making recommendations. If simpler treatment methods fail, he is also an excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M.A. in Elgin, IL – Sep 05, 2018
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My medical research coach booked an appt. for me as a new patient on Dec. 14th 2017 to see Dr. Ham. They made and confirmed my appt. for Dec. 29th. Today on Dec. 22nd after a week with a set appt. they called to say my appt. was cancelled because Dr. Ham would not be available. They're accommodation for this was to tell me his next available was sometime after January 10, 2018 My appt. should have moved up to correct their booking error, not 2 weeks back. This doctor should not be recommended.
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Bartlett, IL – Dec 23, 2017
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What a great surgeon! Very thorough on pre-op discussion and post-op care. Everything went great
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Gilberts, IL – Dec 08, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Ham. My experience with Dr. Ham and his office has been excellent. I was referred to him by my primary physician. My situation was urgent.. I was given an immediate appointment. Dr. Ham is very thorough and clear when he explains reports and diagnosis to patients. He answers questions carefully, and makes sure that you understand his answers. Dr. Ham works well with other physicians such as your primary care doctor and other specialists by keeping them informed.
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Kathleen Lindsey – Oct 25, 2017
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My husband went to see Dr. Ham for dizziness. We ended up with a ridiculously high bill for completely unnecessary procedures like nasal endoscopy (!). Be aware as some doctors have turned into salesmen and try to rob you as much as they can. Would not recommend.
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Buffalo Grove, IL – Jul 07, 2017
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Dr. Ham is a fantastic ENT doctor who performed a total thyroid removal operation on me. He listened & answered my numerous questions & concerns in detail before the operation and at a level which my wife and I could understand. The operation was a success and you can barely see where the incision was made because he did it where it would blend in with a "neck crease". I found out he did a fellowship in plastic surgery which explains the great job he did on the incision and suture.
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Brice S. in Elgin, IL – Jun 10, 2017
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I have been going to Dr. Ham for three years. I had a nose that many doctors would not fix for me. I could not breath thought my nose very well for most of my life. When Dr. Ham looked me over he said that he could fix my nose. To this day I can breath and you are a blessing to me. Dr. Ham is the best. I thank you for your help and giving me a better life. You are the Master of you work.
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james in Elgin, IL – Apr 24, 2017
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Dr. Ham performed surgery on ear for removal of cancer from sun damage. Operation was very successful and cannot tell that large section taken from ear was removed. Incredible job and removing the affected area of cancer and cosmetically did a fantastic job. Dr. Ham and staff are great and would recommend anyone needing advise or surgery to use him with confidence.
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Stephan Miller in Streamwood, IL – Apr 17, 2017
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On my recent appointment with Dr. Ham. I came in with a sore throat, somewhat difficulty swallowing, etc. He was very compassionate and thorough. After a routine checking of my ears, he numbed up my nostrils. He sent a probe down my nose narrated what he was looking at and said it all looked good. He suggested I go to my gastro doctor for an endoscopy to check if my esophagus was good. I recommended him to my friend and he removed her thyroid. She (and I) have high praise for Dr. Ham.
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Marjorie Hamberg in Huntley, IL – Mar 30, 2017
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Dr. Ham removed my 14 year old daughters tonsils last year. He was very gentle with her and explained things so she could understand what to expect. She's never been healthier. I had sinus reconstructive surgery with Dr, Ham 2 weeks ago. Again I couldn't be happier with the process and the results. His "bedside manner" is very good and he really understands his specialty. Everyone in the office is always friendly and helpful especially Val.
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Kelli in Elgin, IL – Mar 23, 2017
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Dr. Ham Listen carefully to me as I described my symptoms and then did his exam. He prescribed the test that enabled my diagnosis. This was on the first visit after 3 1/2 years of seeing other doctors.
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Dundee, IL – Mar 19, 2017
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Recently visited the office of Dr. Ham and was quite pleased. The office staff was fantastic and couldn't be nicer. Dr. Ham was awesome. Listened to my problem and took the necessary steps to make sure I didn't have a bigger problem. Great sense of humor in both Dr. Ham and the ladies up front. Great experience.
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David Faber in Chicago, IL – Mar 06, 2017
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Dr. Ham performed surgery to remove my thyroid. He explained the procedure in detail, making sure all my questions were answered and I felt comfortable with what was going to happen. The surgery went exactly as planned with no complications. It has been 3 months and the scar is healing nicely and barely visible. Dr. Ham is a great choice if your looking for an ENT.
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Carpentersville, IL – Feb 28, 2017
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Dr. Ham and his team have done a wonderful job with getting my allergies under control. When I had started I was breaking out in hives and considering sinus surgery. I was taking several prescription medications daily to calm my allergies. It is now a manageable issue, although it was a slow process of a few years to get to this point (due to how severe my allergies are). Linda in the allergy lab is also such a sweetheart and she is an incredibly caring person. Thank you for everything!
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Brit in Fox River Grove, IL – Feb 17, 2017
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My name is Nadia Grillo. I have been a patient since 2010. I then lived in Elgin. I had my checkup every 6 months. I have since moved to Green Bay, WI on Sept. 5, 2014. He has treated me well through out these past years. I will not change Dr. Ham for anyone else. It takes me about 4 hours to get to his office and believe I don't mind the travel. He is a great doctor and I highly recommend him to anyone who has a problem with ENT. Thank you Dr. Ham for been there for me. Nadia
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Nadia Grillo in De Pere, WI – Feb 09, 2017
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Always upbeat, professional. Listens to patients. Gives advice and opinion without a lot of fuss and bother. Never met a more personable physician.
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Biography

Dr. Jongwook Ham, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Elgin, IL. Dr. Ham has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology
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Board Certifications

Education

Cornell Weill/NY Presby Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
State University Of Ny Buffalo School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Rush Presbyterian St Luke'S Med Center Chicago Il
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Associates ENT Head Neck Sgy

Associates in Ear Nose Throat and Head Neck Surgery2050 Larkin Ave Ste 102 Elgin, IL 60123
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin

Elgin, IL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, IL

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
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