Dr. Seth Kay, MD

Dr. Seth Kay, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

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Dr. Seth Kay, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Winfield, IL. Dr. Kay has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kay to book an appointment.

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Practice

25 N Winfield Rd Ste 519 Winfield, IL 60190
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Dr. Kay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kay

4.5

Based on 14 ratings

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Dr. Kay is amazing! I saw him as a second opinion and had so much more trust that he knew what he was doing with the time care he spent looking over the doctor notes and CT scans I brought with me that I felt comfortable in his recommendation for surgery. Day of surgery he was amazing with me & my family, explaining exactly what he was doing and what to expect afterwards. Checked in with my family personally after the surgery to let them know it went well while I was in recovery. I would whole heartedly give my biggest recommendation to anyone with an ENT issues, especially one that requires surgery in the throat area. My scar is barely noticeable and you have to know it is there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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APRIL NALEWAY – Dec 17, 2021
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Very attentive and excellent bed side manners.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Margaret Cloutier – May 05, 2020
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Dr. Kay is exceptional. Not only is his surgical skill and clinical knowledge incredible, he has an amazing bedside manner. He was able to ease my child’s fear of an operation. My 5 year old now wants to be an “ear doctor” like Dr. Kay. I would recommend Dr. Kay without reservation.
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
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Jun 19, 2019
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Dr. Kay is truly a thyroid specialist! He did such a great job explaining my condition, what happens during a thyroidectomy and what to expect afterwards. He really took the time to explain things and answer my questions. He also has great accuracy with the biopsies he performs-mine were 100% accurate. I would highly recommend this doctor!
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
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IL – Mar 02, 2019
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Phenomenal doctor. Incredible bedside manner, one of the most thorough visits I've ever had. Super smart & knowledgeable yet able to explain things in a way you can understand. Even though my issue ended up not being ENT/thyroid related, he talked to his collogues to see if he could help figure out what was going on- so above and beyond. He genuinely cares and I would recommend him without hesitation!
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
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5 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth in Wheaton, IL – Nov 22, 2018
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I had thyroid surgery with Dr, Kay a few months back. Office staff is awesome and so professional. Dr. Kay explains everything clearly, did a great job, and my scar is healing so well. I was told to be very careful who to get to do this surgery, and I found the right doctor. Kudos to CDH also!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Karen Comstock – Nov 14, 2018
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Dr. Kay is a very skilled and talented doctor. I had two FNA thyroid biopsies done by him and I couldn't believe how there was barely a mark when he was done. He delivered the results as soon as they came in. He is very patient and extremely knowledgeable - and his assistant (Sabrina) is the most kind and caring nurse I've ever met. He took the time to explain things to educate me on thyroid diseases and did so in a very easy to understand manner. I'd highly recommend this doctor!
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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Woodridge, IL – Oct 31, 2018
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Dr Kay is a great doctor and did a great job on my surgery , I highly recommend him , he actually gave me his cell after my surgery and said call me if you need anything....
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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anthony in bartlett, IL – Sep 03, 2018
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I had an ultrasound sound on my thyroid Dr. Kay was patient, thorough I felt very comfortable he even included me showing me everything right then and there I highly recommend him
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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Lori M – Apr 12, 2018
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This doctor is the most unprofessional doctors i ve ever seen was late by 25 minutes in a hurry and look in my ears said they were fine 2 days later at urgent care with the worst ear ache every had ended up being ear infection
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 02, 2018
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I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Kay. I recently had parathyroid surgery and he was nothing short of outstanding! He was kind, patient, informative and took his time explaining everything. He made me feel comfortable and put my mind at ease. He did an excellent job with my surgery and I Couldn’t be more thrilled with how feel post op. I have and will continue to recommend him to everyone I know!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Ashley – Jan 24, 2018
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Recently had thyroid surgery with Dr. Kay and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I would highly recommended Dr. Kay not only because of his knowledge and skill level, but he was very understanding and took the time to explain everything I needed to know in depth. Highly recommend!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Hanover Park, IL – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr. Kay was very friendly, welcoming and has great bedside manners. We recently trusted him with placing tubes in our 15 month old for chronic ear infections. Dr. Kay explained the cause of his condition, discussed options with us. Promise you not, 9 days after meeting him my son had surgery and is so much better. I've scheduled an appt for myself. I've already recommended him to many. He explained everything so well we knew our child was in good hands. Nice to finally have an ent close to home.
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
5 people found this helpful
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GLENDALE HTS – Dec 12, 2017
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I was ordered a biopsy in my mouth and Dr. Kay was insensitive to the nature of my anxiety (b/c done usually for the "c" word), seemed rushed like he needed to be somewhere else, impatient with me and the symptoms of my nervousness under a concerning situation (I wasn't rinsing my mouth out the way he felt I should), and he wasn't very reassuring of expressing the positive under such a circumstance, so I was comforted the way a patient should be in an "unknown" situation. Results: in 3 days
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Carol Stream – Oct 10, 2017
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kay

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kay treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kay treats other conditions, please contact the office at (630) 938-6161.

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Kay is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Parathyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
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Dr. Kay's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • 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 Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • 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
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Injuries
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Throat Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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CoventryOne HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois HMO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
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HFN-10
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Humana
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to educate patients and work with them to make joint decisions about their care. I value getting to know my patients and their families beyond...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Loyola University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Seth Kay, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (630) 326-4436, and for other questions, call (630) 938-6161.

Does Dr. Seth Kay, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Seth Kay, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Seth Kay, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kay's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Seth Kay, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Seth Kay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kay frequently treats Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Kay specializes.

Where is Dr. Seth Kay, MD's office located?

Dr. Kay's office is located at 25 N Winfield Rd Ste 519, Winfield, IL 60190. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kay is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Winfield, IL

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)