Meet Our Team

Century ENT believes in providing comprehensive care for our patients and exceptional patient experience. Our providers are experts in all aspects of Otolaryngology. We have extensive experience and training in Rhinology, Otology, Head and Neck Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, and Audiology.

Nirav Thakkar, MD

Head & Neck Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery

Care Philosophy

‘I believe in partnering with my patients to obtain a diagnosis and develop an individualized medical or surgical treatment plan.”


Dr. Thakkar joined Century ENT to practice General Otolaryngology over 10 years ago. Over time he found a special interest in treating adult patients and furthered his training by completing a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern Univeristy. This training has allowed him to extend university-level care to the southwest suburbs and is one of the leading head and neck oncologists in the Chicagoland area. His patient-centered philosophy makes top-level care accessible to you.

Clinical Expertise

  • Conservation Larynx And Pharynx Surgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)
  • Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head Neck And Throat Cancer
  • Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer
  • Minimally Invasive Thyroid And Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery And Sialoendoscopy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Inspire Therapy


Undergraduate Degree
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Medical School
University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago – Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Northwestern University – Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery

Accomplishments/In the News

Practice Locations

Orland Park
Oak Park

Hospital Affiliations

Advocate Christ Medical Center
Northwestern Palos Hospital
Advocate Good Samaritan hospital
OSF Little Company of Mary Hospital

Language Spoken

English, Basic Gujurati

Medical Societies