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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Otolaryngologist Chris Britt, MD, Specialist in Head and Neck Cancer, Joins Loyola Medicine

Chris Britt, MD

MAYWOOD, IL – Otolaryngologist Chris Britt, MD, who treats head and neck cancers and general ear-nose-throat conditions, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Conditions Dr. Britt treats include throat cancer, mouth cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, nasal cancer, sinus cancer, thyroid cancer, parathyroid cancer, skull base cancers and benign diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Britt also performs microvascular reconstruction, which involves using tissue from another part of the body, typically arms or legs, to replace tissue lost in cancer surgery.
In appropriate patients, Dr. Britt employs minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery and less invasive transoral robotic surgery (TORS).
Dr. Britt sees patients at Loyola Medicine's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center in Maywood and at Loyola Medicine at Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park.
"Head and neck cancers can affect how you swallow, speak, look and interact with people," Dr. Britt said. "When a patient initially comes to see me for a cancer-related diagnosis, I try to gently let them know that I am there for them. The road to recovery begins when they enter my office, and I am going to be with them every step of the way."
Dr. Britt sees cancer patients multiple times before surgery and continues to see them for years afterward. He works with a multidisciplinary team that includes radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, nurses, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.
Dr. Britt earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a fellowship in head and neck oncology surgery and microvascular reconstruction from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Britt is an assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in otolaryngology.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.