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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Lygizos was born and raised in the ethnically diverse Downriver area of Detroit. He is a first generation Greek-American. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences in 1979, and his Doctor of Medicine in 1981. He then came to Chicago for his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois completed in 1986.
Dr. Lygizos is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the American College of Surgeons. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lygizos has maintained a teaching position at the University of Illinois as Clinical Assistant Professor, and is actively engaged in teaching surgery of the ears, nose, and throat, and head and neck cancer surgery, to the residents at Stroger Hospital of Cook County (the "new" Cook County Hospital). Dr. Lygizos currently serves on multiple physician advisory boards and was named as one of Chicago's "Top Doctors" by the Castle Connolly Medical Guide.
Dr. Lygizos enjoys treating children and adults within the full scope of ENT problems, including diseases of the tonsils and adenoids, chronic ear infections, hearing loss and balance disorders, sinus infections requiring surgery, airway obstruction of the nose and throat, including obstructive sleep apnea, and the treatment of tumors of the head and neck.
Verified Patient Reviews
Although the wait time was long, Dr. Lygizos was very thorough, kind and knowledgeable. I will only make my appointments with Dr. Lygizos from this point forward! He is truly an amazing doc!
very professional,and easy to talk to. whole staff knew their business
Great experience! Prompt, kind, and thorough doctor; I would highly recommend.
He came recommended from a friend. This doctor was very professional and personable. I would suggest this this doctor to anyone.
He's been my doctor for a very long time would not change
Dr. Lygizos was very pleasant, listened closely to what I had to say, asked pointed and directed questions, and made me feel comfortable in the office, rather than a number. He treated me and offered medical advice that helped me leave feeling better.
Completely at ease and a wonderful first time visit. Very professional and nice. Knows his stuff and didn't force meds or things that wouldn't help.
Dr. Lygizos is an excellent doctor and super personable. He listens to your concerns followed by an examination then thoroughly explains the diagnosis and treatment in a very easy to understand manner. My primary issue was treated in the office on the first visit. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great ENT.
You can be sure, he knows what is wrong with you, he's an excellent Doctor
It was great. The doctor explained everything
Best Dr. I have ever seen! It's hard to put trust into words, but I will try. Dr. Lygizos was very kind, patient and professional. He took the time to clearly explain the procedure to me and made me feel comfortable and at ease the whole time.
So nice, very helpful, listened and took his time. Explained everything, gave me options for treatment.
Easy office to navigate All my questions answered Highly professional staff
He is an excellent doctor. Great in all ways. Experienced and instills confidence in his diagnosis.
Great doc, thorough, takes the time to explain everything. I highly recommend him!
Good doctor. .listned catefully to my issue. Even though he didn't spend lot of time to find out the full history, he was quick and right on the issue.
He made sure I had all of my questions answered!
Very nice doctor, it's clear that he is really looking to cure conditions and not just treat whatever it appears to be at the surface
Very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Nice man.
Great doctor. Intelligent and helpful!
Knew what he was doing, explained what was going on, and was very pleasant. Great experience.
He was so very pleasant. I came in for hearing loss due to infection and I HATE having my ears touched!! He was gentle and kind. I'm sending my husband in to this amazing doctor because he's so good/thou rough! Thank you ZocDoc!!
Professional and knowledgeable. Also appreciated how he didn't push surgery as a strong option off the bat even though it may be necessary. Have a followup appointment in a month.
Dr. Lygizos is wonderful...very kind and welcoming, and explained everything thoroughly to me, including test results and recommendations. He is warm, personable, and clearly cares about his patients. I am a new patient, and left another practice because the doctor lacked empathy and kindness, and did not answer questions or explain things. I would highly recommend Dr Lygizos to anyone seeking a truly excellent ENT physician!
My visit was incredible. Dr. Lygizos was very efficient and knowledgeable. He found the problem with my hearing right away and explained it. Needless to say my hearing is coming back.
He understands the rigors of a singer. He was professional and congenial. I am a senior and a professional singer. Dr. Lygizos was much more helpful than my here-to-fore experiences. Thank you
He was great, kind and very prompt. office stafff was very nice as well.