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Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat • Female

1490 Rivers Edge Dr
Altoona, WI 54720
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Dr. Defatta's Experience

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Dr. Defatta's Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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Hospital Quality

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St. Joseph's Hospital
2661 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Sacred Heart Hospital
900 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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De Fatta ENT & Facial Plastic S
De Fatta ENT & Facial Plastic S
1490 Rivers Edge Dr
Altoona, WI 54720
Memorial Medical Ctr Outpat Cln
Memorial Medical Ctr Outpat Cln
216 Sunset Pl
Neillsville, WI 54456
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    Dr. Defatta's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Board Certifications

    • Otolaryngology
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    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
    • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
    • Frenectomy
    • Glossectomy
    • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
    • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Uvulectomy
    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acute Laryngitis
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Acute Tonsillitis
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Broken Nose
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Chronic Adenoid Infection
    • Chronic Laryngitis
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Dizziness
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Enlarged Turbinates
    • ENT Cancer
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Facial Fracture
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Geographic Tongue
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Headache
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Hyperacusis
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    • Jaw Fracture
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Laryngitis
    • Leukoplakia
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Nosebleed
    • Oral Cancer
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Otitis Media
    • Otosclerosis
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tinnitus
    • TMJ
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tongue-Tie
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vertigo
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
    • Vocal Cord Polyp
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Defatta & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Defatta's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Sacred Heart Hospital

    • St. Joseph's Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

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    4.3 out of 5

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    4.3 out of 5

    11 responses

    Dr. Defatta's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.2 out of 5

    11 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    11 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.5 out of 5

    11 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

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    Experience with Dr. Defatta

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.4 out of 5

    11 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.5 out of 5

    11 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.8 out of 5

    11 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.5 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    De Fatta ENT & Facial Plastic S
    1490 Rivers Edge Dr
    Altoona, WI 54720
    (715) 828-2368 (Office)
    B
    Memorial Medical Ctr Outpat Cln
    216 Sunset Pl
    Neillsville, WI 54456
    (715) 743-3101 (Office)
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