Dr. Jose Dutra, MD

Dr. Jose Dutra, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jose Dutra, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Dutra is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Northwestern Medical Group

675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Special Expertise: Thyroid Cancer, Robotic Thyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Endocrine Surgical Procedures Endocrine Surgery, Thyroid Diseases, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Parathyroid Diseases, Salivary Glands Cancer and Surgery.
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Dr. Dutra's Experience

Dr. Dutra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Tumor
  • Oral Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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.


  • Universidade Federal Do Rio De Janeiro, Centro De Ciencias Da Saude, Faculdade De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Hospital Do Lagoa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Institut Gustave Roussy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dutra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dutra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dutra to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Dutra'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 (11)
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Dutra has great bedside manners.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Dutra was very reassuring. He was able to fit me into his schedule quickly. My surgery went very well, and the positive effects were immediate. My scar is minimal and fading progressively.
Chicago, IL |
I cannot rave enough about Dr. Dutra and his team. He takes the time to explain everything and make you feel at ease. He made sure to answer any questions and was just a text away if anything came up. He is truly an expert in his field and am so thankful to have chosen such an amazing doctor to perform my surgery.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Dutra is truly a one of a kind amazing doctor. He is incredibly helpful, thorough, easily accessible, answers any and all concerns, and truly cares about the experience and care that his patients have with him. Also, when I went in for my surgery, every nurse, assisting physician, everyone who found out that he was my surgeon gave that admiring "aaah", and a smile and said he's the best on so many levels. I can't recommend him highly enough! Bonus: his office staff have been great too!
in Joliet, IL |
Mr. Dutra removed my thyroid on April 17, 2017. Although this was a major surgery Dutra and his team made me feel great. I would recommend this team if you are looking for professionals with a great attitude and thoughtful spirits.
Oak Lawn, IL |
Dr. Dutra is the absolute BEST doctor for thyroid, I found the needle in the haystack. He is kind, compassionate and honestly I think he is really brilliant in his field. After having several consultations regarding my thyroid cancer treatment (including docs from U of C), he is the only doctor who I felt offered the total package. From the moment I met him to his after surgery care every step has been exemplary. You will get only top total care and treatment from Dr. Dutra and his staff.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Dutra is the best. His Ease at communication and approach to my care has been remarkable. I was in medicine 35 years. He was more than I expected and his skills & Knowledge shows in every aspect of his care for his patients. I have encountered a flawless experience throughout my thyroid surgery and care. I am happy I was introduced to him and have heard the same great comments from other physicians and patients.
Dr. Dutra is the nicest and smartest surgeon I have ever met. His nurse is amazing as well. They always spent enough time during each appointment and were very caring during my journey with thyroid cancer. Even years after my total thyroidectomy, whenever I have a question, they are always helpful.
in Elwood , IL |
I was recently referred to Dr. Dutra for a biopsy on some swollen Lymph nodes, I was nervous until I sat down and talked with him. I often ask for second opinions but I knew he was going to take great care of me. After the surgery he checked in every day to get progress reports on how I was doing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, that's a100% SATISFACTORY rating of Dr. Dutra and his fabulous team.
in Chicago, IL |
The most personable,caring wonderful human being and an outstanding professional.Some of the doctors I've encountered on my cancer journey might be good doctors but over all lack the basic 'human factor'.Well Doctor Dutra is the opposite.He is very kind and sensitive to any issues and addresses them very quickly.To sum it all up If you're looking for the BEST in the field-look no further.
in Homer Glen, IL |
Dr. Dutra is an amazing doctor. In 2011 I found out I had thyroid cancer, with in 2 weeks I had my surgery. It was 8 hour surgery, so I was the only person he took care of that day. He did an amazing job, my scar looks great! He treated me like his own daughter.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dutra accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Dutra has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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