Seth T. Kay, MD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Otolaryngology

Secondary Specialty

  • Endocrine Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - 2011
Residency:
Loyola University Medical Center - 2016
Fellowships:
Medical College of Georgia - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
322 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

80 Reviews
July 13, 2019

Dr Kay was great

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July 07, 2019

Dr. Kay explained things thoroughly. He had taken the time to review my records. We had a discussion about treatment options, rather than him just telling me the plan, as so many Doctors often do. I left feeling confident in his ability to perform the surgery, and of his concern for my well being.

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June 20, 2019

I came on a recommendation and would recommend *Dr. Kay, as well.

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June 17, 2019

*Dr. Kay put my mind at ease and made me feel very comfortable. I was very pleased with his explanations and the care he took regarding my condition.

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June 17, 2019

Dr. Kay is excellent I have already recommended him to friends. Smart friendly physician with great communication skills.

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June 15, 2019

Dr Kay took his time with me, explaining and educating me. I very much appreciated how he approached my procedure, explaining everything step by step.

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June 03, 2019

My son was excited to go to the doctor as his favorite show is Doc McStuffins. I was so impressed with *Dr. Kay. He talked to my son and answered his question and didn't just talk to me about him. Even though he is 4 he was involved in the visit. Best experience at the doctors ever!

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May 26, 2019

Dr. Kay was extremely informative and quickly put my worries at ease.

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May 19, 2019

GREAT DOC! I wouldn't hesitate to refer someone to his office. Dr. Kay is very knowledgable and taught me on a chart just what was happening with my ear!

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May 16, 2019

Dr. Kay is an excellent physician. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable.

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May 15, 2019

Dr. Kay went beyond what I thought was going to occur. He actually used a scope down both nostrils of my nose to check for any polyps or possible cancer. I thought that was a thorough examination that weeded out any potential problems I might of had.

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May 14, 2019

Dr. Kay is Very Caring, and hr makes sure you understand everything he's doing from the start and to the end. I felt very calm. One of the Best doctors I've had.

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May 09, 2019

doctor Kay took time to show me what was going on with my thyroid and covered all my questions

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May 03, 2019

Dr. Kay prevented me from having to get a biopsy, which i was dreading because he re-did the ultrasound with me right in the office which allowed him to rule out cancer with a high degree of certainty. I was so happy with how he did the ultrasound right there and helped me understand everything. I am sure he is one of the best thyroid specialists in the country and I am very grateful I was able to find him.

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April 28, 2019

Dr. Seth Kay and his entire staff were awesome.

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April 21, 2019

Dr Kay communication skills are excellent. I appreciate that he too the time to explain, in detail, thyroid disease. From Hypothyroidism/ Hashimoto disease - the definitions as well as symptoms. And he googled pictures to compare a normal' thyroid & what my thyroid looks like.

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April 15, 2019

Excellent 1st visit *Dr. Kay took time to explain my situation and fully explained what he was to do, and nay alternatives.

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March 24, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Seth Kay and I just can't say enough good things about him. I went to see him because of nodules on my thyroid. He explained everything about them, did an ultrasound, showed me what it all meant, explained what he thought needed to be done, and gave me options. Together we decided on a biopsy. Again, he explained the entire procedure, and although I very pretty nervous, he made sure I was totally comfortable every step of the way, and it was pretty much painless. Dr. Seth told me he'd call me with the results in a couple of days, but he called the next morning and said everything was fine. I would totally recommend Dr. Seth Kay, he is the best.

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March 23, 2019

Dr Kay's explanations were extremely thorough and very helpful.

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March 02, 2019

Dr. Seth Kay is an excellent & empathetic physician. Much appreciate him & his clinical advice. As a head and neck cancer patient, he provides me with peace of mind with his clinical assessments & empathetic style. Thanks, Dr. Kay!

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February 28, 2019

Dr. Kay was very knowledgeable about my situation, and treatment procedures. he was attentive and listened to everything i had to say with concern and answers to all my questions and concerns. he's an excellent doctor

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February 21, 2019

*Dr. Kay is very talented. He did two biopsies that, after surgery, were confirmed accurate. He is great at explaining complex things in an easy to understand way. Northwestern Medicine is lucky to have him.

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February 10, 2019

Dr. Kay, my husband and I had a dialog determining the status of my condition and what we wanted to do next which was to increase the medicine. My husband and I were very comfortable talking frankly to Dr. Kay.

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February 09, 2019

Doesn't rush you to get to the next patient.

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February 07, 2019

Excellent. I was nervous and concerned about thyroid biopsy, *Dr. Kay was outstanding with explanations, care, and procedure, he was so kind to call me promptly with biopsy results. Truly a 5 STAR provider.

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February 07, 2019

*Dr. Kay is very thorough & personable. He took the time to pull up a photo on line & explain our sons condition w/visuals. He was personable w/our one year old & made him feel comfortable.

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January 22, 2019

Took time to evaluate with ultrasound as well and showed us.

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January 17, 2019

Dr. Kay is personable, kind and such a great doctor. I am sorry that I am better and don't need to return for another visit! He is outstanding! Thanks to Dr. Kay for helping me with my issue.

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January 06, 2019

Totally impressed with Dr. Kay and the office staff. Dr. Kay explained the entire procedure clearly, step-by-step, and put me completely at ease throughout my stay.

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December 20, 2018

I have been seeing a different ENT for a couple of years and felt like they did not understand my situation. Dr. Kay took time to listen to me and my concerns. He was through in his exam and gave my explanations on why I may be having sinus issues. For the first time in years I feel like someone actually listened to me and I am on my way to getting relief for my sinus problems.

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December 17, 2018

When my son got a bit dizzy from the procedure, *Dr. Kay brought him juice and a cold pack - he even called our home the next day to check on him.

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December 14, 2018

*Dr. Kay is excellent!

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December 09, 2018

It was my first time seeing Dr. Kay and I was extremely impressed by his communication skills and professionalism (great bedside manner). I have already recommended him to a friend.

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November 18, 2018

Dr. Kay made me very comfortable and made sure I understood his recommendations. After seeing him for my second opinion, I made the decision to allow him to perform my surgery because he performed tests the other doctor did not & made me feel like I was making a much better informed decision.

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November 14, 2018

very good

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November 09, 2018

Dr. Seth Kay is awesome!

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November 09, 2018

Bring my first time seeing Dr. Seth Kay, I am pleased. I take choosing the right doctor and ty their reviews and experience seriously as I'm sure most people would. Dr. Kay was nice, cool and informative.

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November 08, 2018

i feel that Dr Kay is a very thorough and knowledgeable doctor and will continue to see him in the future.

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November 01, 2018

Dr. Kay has provided excellent follow up care. much appreciate his clinical knowledge & answering my cilinical concerns as a head & neck cancer patient. Thank you.

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October 27, 2018

Dr Kay called me personally with my results, called another Dr to get me seen in a timely manner for follow-up and further treatment. He went out of his way for me - thank you, Dr Kay, I truly appreciate it.

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October 25, 2018

took the time to explain on what to expect during office procedure of a thyroid exam. very much appreciated

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October 19, 2018

Dr. Kay was very professional and super nice! Very engaging as far as the reason I was there.

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October 11, 2018

I felt like the provider did not listen to my concerns.

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October 01, 2018

Felt he was rushed waiting to get to the next room.

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September 25, 2018

could not have been any better!

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September 22, 2018

Dr. Kay was really great. He was caring and detailed in language I could understand my diagnosis. I was very impressed with his manner...made you feel comfortable and not anxious at all. I would definitely recommend him to others.

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September 17, 2018

good

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September 08, 2018

Dr. Kay was very informative and professional.

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September 07, 2018

very professional but used language this layman could understand

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August 28, 2018

Dr. Kay is the best- very personable and very easy to talk to and answers any and every question.

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August 28, 2018

Very thorough. Great bedside manner. Very knowledgeable.

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August 14, 2018

Dr Kay was very thorough and explained everything he was looking at when doing an ultrasound on my throat. I would highly recommend Dr Kay to family and friends.

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August 13, 2018

I was very impressed with my first visit. It was clearly stated what the issue and solution would be.

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August 11, 2018

excellent Dr.

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July 28, 2018

Dr. Seth Kay, so far, has been WONDERFUL!!!.

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July 27, 2018

Doctor Kay explained the procedures he performed and I believe was through and timely.

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July 25, 2018

Dr. Kay was very informative. He took the time to explain my illness and we made a plan for future treatment. He was very kind.

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July 20, 2018

good

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July 02, 2018

I still plan to write a letter to Dr. Kay thanking him for the phenomenal care he provided me at a time when I was miserable and anxious. I believe he went above and beyond to listen to me, to calm and ease my fears, and to reassure me. I don't believe that I have ever received the care and genuine concern from a physician that Dr. Kay provided.

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June 30, 2018

We love Dr. Kay. He's great with my girls and has such a great personality with them and makes the while family feel comfortable..

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June 23, 2018

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June 21, 2018

*Dr. Kay is so well informative - have waited years for a great ENT doctor!

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June 14, 2018

Tho Dr. Kay was running behind schedule he did a great job explaining issues/treatments/follow up once he saw my father

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April 26, 2018

Good.

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April 24, 2018

excellent care

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April 15, 2018

Dr. Kay was excellent. He knew I was nervous and made sure I understood the CT scan and the plan of attack.

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April 07, 2018

I thought he was terrific. Thorough in examination and explaining the prognosis.

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March 21, 2018

Good

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March 20, 2018

Dr. Kay has been nothing but very thorough, thoughtful, and professional. I truly appreciated the detail he went into while explaining my condition and options, and his genuine concern for my health helped put me at ease.

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March 16, 2018

Took time to listen and give me several treatment options.

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February 28, 2018

Dr. Kay was exceptional. He was very caring. thorough, and supportive.

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February 25, 2018

He was wonderful and had a light sense of humor which made the visit enjoyable and more relaxing..

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February 11, 2018

the care provider was very thorough and did not make me feel rushed. He is very knowledgeable and very friendly. I would definitely recommend him to someone.

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February 05, 2018

Dr. Kay was personable, knowledgeable and clear in his explanation of the endoscopic exam, the diagnosis and the treatment. I appreciated his excellent care.

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January 28, 2018

Dr. Kay was incredible, and understanding. He seemed very intelligent and I really appreciated his demeanor and he was very knowledgeable about various conditions. I totally feel comfortable with having him as my physician.

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January 18, 2018

Dr. Kay is the best! He truly cares about me, is passionate about his patients and their care!

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January 11, 2018

Dr. Kay takes his time explaining follow up needs if I were to have any. He always asks if I have any questions or further concerns. I had a very positive experience and would recommend this office and doctor if anyone asked me.

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December 22, 2017

Dr. Kay was very nice.

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December 18, 2017

very impressed, have already recommended this practice,

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December 14, 2017

Dr. Kay was wonderful! He was knowledgeable , friendly, and took his time explaining every detail of my diagnosis, future procedures, and questions/concerns. My first appointment with him put me at ease and I am very appreciate of that.

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