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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Care at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group


Highly experienced, board-certified otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists) at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group can treat a wide range of conditions, and offer leading-edge testing and treatment options in comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities.

We treat common conditions such as:

  • Balance disorders, including dizziness, vertigo, Meniere’s disease
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Ear conditions and infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Nasal congestion (difficulty breathing, runny nose, postnasal drip)
  • Nasal polyps
  • Pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions
  • Salivary gland issues
  • Sinus problems
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Swallowing disorders (difficulty swallowing, acid reflux)
  • Thyroid disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil and adenoid problems
  • Voice problems (hoarseness, laryngitis)

Testing and treatment options may include:

  • Endocrine surgery
  • Intraoperative laryngeal nerve monitoring and rapid parathyroid hormone assay
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic approaches
  • Office-based diagnostic ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Spirometry (in-office pulmonary function testing)
  • Surgical treatment for sleep apnea
  • Thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery
  • Workup for recurrent infections

Meet Our Care Team

Seth Kay, MD
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Endocrine Surgery
Dr. Kay received his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Augusta University Medical Center, accredited through the American Head & Neck Society. His special interests include minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He performs in-office ultrasound, including FNA of thyroid nodules and other neck masses, as well as ultrasound-guided alcohol ablations of thyroid cysts.

Riddhi Patel, MD
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Dr. Patel received her medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed a residency in Otolaryngology at University of Chicago Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include general otolaryngology, ear infections, hearing loss, nose/sinus issues, salivary gland issues, hoarseness, swallowing issues and pediatrics. She speaks English, Spanish and Gujarati.

Patrick Simon, MD
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Simon received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He went on to complete an American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery accredited fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at the New York Head and Neck Institute, and served as a clinical instructor at both Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Following his training, he began his practice at the Southern California Head and Neck Medical Group in Santa Monica, California. He has since returned to the Midwest to continue his practice.

Dr. Simon practices all aspects of facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelifts, brow lifts and facial reconstructive surgery. Additionally, he maintains his otolaryngology practice, with a special interest in sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty and nasal airway reconstruction.


To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a specialist, please call Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group today.

25 N. Winfield Road
Suite 519
Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: 630.938.6161
TTY: 711
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302 Randall Road
Suite 202
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630.938.3900
TTY: 711
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636 Raymond Dr
Suite 204
Naperville, IL 60563
Audiology Phone: 331.732.4800
Otolaryngology Phone: 331.732.4700
TTY: 711
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2127 Midlands Ct
Suite 203
Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 815.758.8106
TTY: 711
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