Located in Orland Park, IL, just off LaGrange Road.

Southwest Head and Neck Surgical Associates consists of Joseph Gavron MD, Rebecca E. Boyce Au.D., and other allied health personnel. We are dedicated to, and trained in, the field of otolaryngology, including hearing aids and services. We treat most aspects of ear, nose, and throat disorders. Pediatric and adult patients are treated for all types of head and neck disorders.

We are board certified in Otolaryngology...

Training includes the treatment and surgery of major head and neck tumors and subsequent facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. We also have expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with chronic allergic symptoms of the upper respiratory system. Otolaryngologists routinely handle such cases as:

  • Allergy testing and treatment
  • Ear wax removal
  • Tympanotomy and tubes (ear tubes)
  • In-office sinus surgery/balloons
  • Sinus infection treatment
  • Thyroid and salivary glad disorders
  • Mouth and throat tumors
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Neck cysts
  • Hearing loss, adult and children
  • Hearing aids are also available



Joseph Gavron M.D. - Otorhinolaryngologist

Dr. Joseph Gavron

Dr. Joseph Gavron

Joseph Gavron M.D. established Southwest Head and Neck Surgical Associates in 1981. His intentions were to bring university grade diagnostics and treatment to the southwest suburbs of Chicago. After finishing his academic career at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Ear and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Gavron became one of the busiest ear, nose, and throat practitioners in the Orland Park area.

Having been in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Gavron has treated and operated upon three generations of some of the same families since the early 1980s. An added interest in hearing and balance disorders was intensified in the 1990s. Delivery of hearing aid services and diagnostics has been greatly aided by the addition of a superior audiology staff, included our current audiologist: Rebecca Boyce Au.D.


Rebecca E. Boyce Au.D. - Doctor of Audiology

Rebecca E. Boyce Au.D.

Rebecca E. Boyce Au.D.

Dr. Boyce received a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University in August of 1996.  She worked for several years in the field of Audiology at a variety of settings, including hospitals, ear, nose and throat physicians’ offices and other audiology private practices in the Chicagoland area.  In 2003, she decided to further her education and enrolled in the doctoral program through the University of Florida in Gainesville.  She received her doctorate of Audiology in April of 2005.

Dr. Boyce has a strong passion to help people, and the field of Audiology allows her to pursue this passion.  Her areas of expertise include: selection and fitting hearing instruments and wireless assistive technology; counseling her patients to help them through the process of relearning to hear with amplification; as well as hearing conservation, the selection and fitting of custom hearing protection and cerumen removal.