Ear, Nose & Throat Center

For over 20 years, Dale Chilson, DO, FAOCO, Board Certified in Otolaryngology, as well as, Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery, has provided consistent, quality care for the Illinois Valley. At St. Margaret’s Ear, Nose & Throat Center, it has been the same doctor, offering the same exceptional care as a Center of Excellence.

Dr. Chilson performs a variety of medical and surgical procedures that deal with the sciences of the Ear (otology), the Nose (Rhinology), and the Throat/Windpipe (laryngology). Ear, nose and throat treatments, performed for both adults and children.

Services include:

  • Ear tubes
  • Snoring surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Balloon Sinuplasty – for sinusitis sufferers or chronic sinus issues
  • Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation – for pain and pressure of the ears
    (Procedure currently only available for adults)
  • Laser cosmetic surgery
  • Clarifix® Cryotherapy – Treatment for Chronic Rhinitis, a condition marked by frequent runny nose, nasal congestion, and/or post nasal drip
  • …and more

Audiology services provided:

  • Audiological evaluations for patients of all ages
  • Auditory evoked response testing for infants through adults
  • Otoacoustic emissions testing
  • Videonystagmography testing to evaluate the vestibular system
  • Hearing aid fittings, repairs, and follow-up services
  • Custom hearing protection and swim molds

Our Team

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Z
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Dale Chilson

D.O. Otolaryngology, Head & Neck, Facial Plastic Surgery, Sinuplasty
Location Ear, Nose & Throat Center 4040 Progress Boulevard Peru Illinois 61354
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Elizabeth Koch

AuD, CCC-A Audiology
Location Ear, Nose & Throat Center 4040 Progress Blvd. Peru Illinois 61354

Ear, Nose & Throat Center
4040 Progress Blvd.
Peru, 61354
Phone: (815) 224-3040

Facility Hours:

 

ATTENTION!

 

Pertaining to COVID-19 Testing:

Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.

Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.

There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required.  Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites for more information.

Thank you!

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