Dr. Robert J. Defatta, MD

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Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat • Male

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

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
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    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Cochlear Implant Insertion
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Surgery
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • ENT Surgery
    • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Excision of Facial Bone
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
    • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
    • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
    • Facelift
    • Facial Reconstruction
    • Frenectomy
    • Glossectomy
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • 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)
    • Parathyroidectomy
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    • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Tear Duct Surgery
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Uvulectomy
    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
    • Wound Repair
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    • Abscess
    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acute Laryngitis
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Acute Tonsillitis
    • Allergic Reaction
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Broken Nose
    • Cancer
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Chronic Adenoid Infection
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Tonsillitis
    • Cleft Palate
    • Conductive Hearing Loss
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Deafness
    • Dentofacial Anomalies
    • Deviated Septum
    • Dizziness
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Dysphagia
    • Ear Ache
    • Ear Disorders
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Enlarged Turbinates
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    • ENT Cancer
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Facial Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gum Cancer
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Headache
    • Headache (incl. Migraine)
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Hyperacusis
    • Jaw Fracture
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Laryngitis
    • Larynx Conditions
    • Leukoplakia
    • Lip Cancer
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Motion Sickness
    • Nosebleed
    • Oral Cancer
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Otitis Media
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Peritonsillar Abscess
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
    • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tinnitus
    • TMJ
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tongue-Tie
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Tonsillitis
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vertigo
    • Vocal Cord Nodule
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
    Graduated in 2002

    Internship Hospital

    Ut Southwestern Parkland Health Hosp Syst
    Complete in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    Ut Southwestern Parkland Health Hosp Syst
    Complete in 2007

    Fellowship Hospital

    Williams Center For Facial Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical College
    Complete in 2008

    Undergraduate Schools

    Lsu
    Graduated in 1995

    Other Education

    Ph D In Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
    Complete in 2000
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Defatta & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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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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    • Baldwin Area Medical Center

    • Black River Memorial Hospital

    • Chippewa Valley Hospital

    • Hayward Area Memorial Hospital

    • Memorial Medical Center

    • Oakleaf Surgical Hospital

    • Our Lady of Victory Hospital

    • Rusk County Memorial Hospital

    • Sacred Heart Hospital

    • St. Joseph's Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.6
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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defatta to family and friends

    4.6 out of 5

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    Dr. Defatta's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    5 out of 5

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    5 out of 5

    7 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

    7 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    Under 10 minutes

    7 responses

    Experience with Dr. Defatta

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.6 out of 5

    7 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.9 out of 5

    7 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.9 out of 5

    7 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.9 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)
    (715) 839-7796 (Fax)
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