Nsangou Ghogomu, MD
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 in West Africa.
About my practice
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. I am very aware of the expenses associated with surgery and am diligent about trying to provide the highest quality of care while minimizing the financial burden on my patients.
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 obstruction, nasal masses, CSF leaks, and pituitary/skull base tumors. I also love treating patients with neck masses, including tumors of the salivary glands (parotid, submandibular), endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid), lymph nodes, and neck in general. Finally, I really enjoy taking care of patients with Zenker’s diverticulum.
How I thrive
I love being outside, long-distance running, mountain and road biking, hiking, scuba diving, and skiing. I have a loving partner, dear and wonderful friends, and a big family – all of whom I am close to and see frequently. One of my favorite things is volunteering with high school and college students interested in health care.