Nsangou Ghogomu, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
I lived in Cameroon, West Africa for 12 years. These years shared in a home with an African father and American mother, 4 enthusiastic siblings, and a long list of family and friends of different ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds greatly influenced me. I have always loved spending time with people and very early on, always wanted to help anyone in need. When I left Cameroon to live a block away from my grandparents in the suburbs of Chicago, those parts of me never changed. Head and neck surgery is the perfect specialty for me because I get to work with a fun and motivated team of people to help my patients get better. I also remain committed to service work locally and internationally.
About my practice
I mostly (but not exclusively) see adult patients. Since I am fellowship-trained in sinus and anterior skull base surgery, I have lots of extra experience managing diseases such as chronic sinusitis, nasal masses, CSF leaks, and pituitary/skull base tumors. I also love taking care of patients with blocked tear ducts which can be opened through the nose without leaving any scars! Finally, I love treating patients' problems in the neck or throat – tumors of the salivary glands (parotid, submandibular), endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid), lymph nodes, and the rare Zenker’s diverticulum.
I have dedicated my life to acquiring the knowledge and skills to provide the best and safest care to my patients. I provide this care with the understanding that many patients are often overwhelmed by the knowledge of a new diagnosis and in some cases, the prospect of a potentially risky surgery with a difficult recovery. I make sure my patients feel comfortable, get all their questions answered, and embark on the journey to recovery knowing they are in good hands and that I will be by their side the entire way.
How I thrive
I love being outside – long-distance running, mountain and road biking, hiking, and skiing. I have a lot of loving people in my life who I get to see quite frequently, including my caring partner, dear friends going back to kindergarten in Cameroon, and a big family, all of whom I am close to and see quite frequently.
I do a lot of volunteering with disadvantaged high school and college students interested in health care – it is one of my favorite things!
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