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Dr. Jongwook Ham, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

2050 Larkin Ave Ste 102 , Elgin, IL

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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 Presence 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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Dr. Jongwook Ham, MD - Reviews

Christine Burnham – May 01, 2020

Patient

Dr. Ham did my thyroid surgery. He is a great doctor, explains everything in detail. I would highly recommend him

Melanie – Feb 29, 2020

Patient

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.

Jim in West Dudee – Feb 24, 2019

Patient

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.

3 Feb 07, 2019

Patient

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.

M.A. in Elgin, IL – Sep 05, 2018

Patient

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.

2 7 Bartlett, IL – Dec 23, 2017

Patient

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.

1 Gilberts, IL – Dec 08, 2017

Patient

What a great surgeon! Very thorough on pre-op discussion and post-op care. Everything went great

1 Kathleen Lindsey – Oct 25, 2017

Patient

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.

1 2 Buffalo Grove, IL – Jul 07, 2017

Patient

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.

1 Brice S. in Elgin, IL – Jun 10, 2017

Patient

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.

james in Elgin, IL – Apr 24, 2017

Patient

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.

Stephan Miller in Streamwood, IL – Apr 17, 2017

Patient

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.

Marjorie Hamberg in Huntley, IL – Mar 30, 2017

Patient

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.

1 Kelli in Elgin, IL – Mar 23, 2017

Patient

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.

Dundee, IL – Mar 19, 2017

Patient

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.

David Faber in Chicago, IL – Mar 06, 2017

Patient

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.

Carpentersville, IL – Feb 28, 2017

Patient

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.

Brit in Fox River Grove, IL – Feb 17, 2017

Patient

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!

Nadia Grillo in De Pere, WI – Feb 09, 2017

Patient

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

David C. Buck in Pingree Grove, IL – Jan 10, 2017

Patient

Always upbeat, professional. Listens to patients. Gives advice and opinion without a lot of fuss and bother. Never met a more personable physician.

2 Patricia A. Teeter in Elgin, IL – Dec 27, 2016

Patient

I saw Dr. Ham on Aug 12, 2016. When I left his office I had no faith in him. I have used a Neti Pot for years and always ended up on antibiotics. Have had 4 sinus surgeries. He told me to use Johnson's Baby Shampoo with the saline packets. Since I have been doing that when my sinuses act up I have not had to go on antibiotics. I am so thankful and highly recommend Dr. Ham.

Paul Bonin in Lake in the Hills – Dec 13, 2016

Patient

Dr. Ham and staff are excellent and very professional in explaining and following up on office visits, making arrangements for surgery and would highly recommend Dr. Ham to all our family and friends. Dr. Ham's surgical procedures are the very best.

Carolyn in Elgin, IL – Nov 29, 2016

Patient

Dr. Ham is a very caring and effective doctor. I saw him for a medical problem I noticed 4 years ago. The first doctor I went to did not find the source of the problem. When I saw Dr. Ham he found it and corrected it in the first visit. He took the time to examine me thoroughly. He also looked at my MRI and thoroughly explained all those images to me. He's the only doctor I will see for my ENT issues from now on. I highly recommend Dr. Ham. He is very compassionate, caring, and skilled!

1 Gloria Paquette in Streamwood, IL – Nov 15, 2016

Patient

Dr. Ham is simply wonderful. He is a very good doctor who is very competent in his knowledge, medical judgment, and implementation of procedures. He is both conscientious and caring, and actually listens to his patient which leads to the best outcome in his assessment and treatment. In my visits with him he has always a pleasant and positive demeanor, and he thoroughly explains the problem, diagnosis, treatment and options, etc. I have always had the utmost confidence in him.

1 Patrick in Fox Valley – Oct 26, 2016

Patient

I have suffered from sinus related problems all of my life and was recommended to him by some fellow employees who had been treated by him and were quite satisfied. Long story short he is extremely thorough in his explanations and what I could expect from surgery. It's been three months since the surgery and it was definitely worth it. Breathing much better, less congestion, less frequent sinus headaches and according to my wife my snoring has pretty much stopped. Highly recommend him, great Dr.

Whitney in Batavia, IL – Aug 08, 2016

Patient

Dr. Ham is thorough, patient and also quite funny. He cares very much for his patients. He made me feel better when 3 prior doctors were unable to.

1 Dave K in Algonquin, IL – Jul 02, 2016

Patient

I have not met a doctor with a better bedside manner that I can think of than Dr. Ham. My son has been going through some strange health issues, and Dr. Ham took the time sit right next to me and go over each lab result and test, line by line, in layman's terms, so I understood what was going on with my boy. Better yet - I didn't even ask him to. He is very knowledgeable with a peaceful demeanor. The office staff is great! I will recommend him every chance I get.

2 Karen G. in Woodstock, IL – May 01, 2016

Patient

Dr. Ham is incredibly knowledgable, caring, personable, and takes the time to explain diagnosis and procedures to his patients in laymen terms. His staff is most helpful and courteous. I can't recommend this doctor / practice more highly.

2 Gail-Marie Dailey in Elgin, Illinois – Mar 10, 2016

Patient

What a kind and gentle man....he gives his all to every patient.First visit he listened the numerous issues I was having: sleep apnea, hearing loss,chronic cough, deviated nasal septum. He patiently listened to everything I told him, and scoped my nose and mouth and showed me on the screen the various deviations that was causing my many symptoms. No hesitation in scheduling surgical procedure because he explained how it would alleviate problems. 2-1/2 hrs I was there. He was incredibly thorough.

2 Ana Reich in South Elgin, IL – Jan 13, 2016

Patient

I've been dealing with debilitating allergies for the past five years. I was referred to Dr. Ham by a family member and I'm so glad I was! Within a few office visits I had a game plan on how to move forward. This last December I underwent full sinus reconstructive surgery. The procedure went flawless and I've not had a sinus pressure headache since!!! Dr. Ham is professional and has the heart of a teacher. If you suffer from sinus issues I would highly recommend making an appointment!!!

1 fatima in il,south elgin – Dec 22, 2015

Patient

He is the best Dr around .he did my pedotidectomy surgery .i would recommend to every one,