Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD

Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD

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Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 574-3157

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Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Kitasato University (Japan) medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Matsuoka to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200 Chicago, IL 60611
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Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(312) 574-3157
Chicago Office675 N Saint Clair St # 15 Chicago, IL 60611
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Matsuoka's Reviews

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I have to say that I absolutely LOVE Dr. Matsuoka!!!! After suffering (really suffering) with Chronic ear infections for over 15 years, I am happy to say that they are completely gone now!! I previously had been to several other well known ENT'S in the Chicago area with limited or no results. I was admitted to NWH because of the swelling caused by the ear infections and Dr. Matsuoka saw me and immediately took charge! I am so very grateful to Dr. Matsuoka for taking the time to really investigate and try new treatments and therapies to bring about my recovery!! Thank you so very much from my heart, Dr. Matsuoka for saving my hearing!! I will NEVER see another ENT again. Dr. Matsuoka is the only ENT for me. I greatly recommend Dr. Matsuoka and his staff to everyone I know!!!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maureen B. Theroux – Feb 24, 2021
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I liked Dr Matsuoka a lot. He is a doctor that you can trust.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CHICAGO – Jun 05, 2018
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Unprofessional
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 28, 2018
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I saw Dr. Matsuoka for Noise Induced Hearing Loss where time is of the essence to start medication to preserve hearing.. His schedule was very busy but saw me. I am so grateful! He is a very kind, caring doctor. I will refer my friend to him for dizziness. His Physician Assistant, Kristen, was wonderful as well who really took her time to listen to my medical history. His nurse, Liz, alerted him to my special emergency circumstances. Thank you all!!!
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Ann in Elmhurst – Jan 24, 2018
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Dr. Matsuoka listens from patient's perspective. Not only he expresses his concerns, he resolves situation by trying different angles. A doctor with great communication well based on his professional knowledge. Margot Wang, Chicago
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Margot Wang in Chicago, IL – Mar 22, 2017
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Dr. Matsuoka is a rock star! From the moment I met him and his staff I knew things were going to get better. He took the time to listen and was extremely concerned and determined to help me get better. I had been to 3 doctors before him and all 3 had basically told me there was nothing they could do and that I would have to just put up with my condition. I never write reviews but feel that he went above and beyond to help me and felt that writing a positive review is the least I could do.
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Thomas R in Plainfield, IL – Nov 18, 2016
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Dr. Matsuoka's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Allergic Rhinitis
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Bone Cancer
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Cholesteatoma
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Conductive Hearing Loss
may treat

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Deafness
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Deafness more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Dizziness
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Dizziness more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Dysphagia
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Ear Ache
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Ear Tube Placement
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Earwax Buildup
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Earwax Buildup more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

ENT Cancer
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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Headache
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Hearing Loss Due to Noise
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Malignant Otitis Externa
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Meniere's Disease
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Nosebleed
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Otitis Media
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Otosclerosis
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Outer Ear Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Outer Ear Infection more than 40% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 40% of his peers

Perforated Eardrum
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Sleep Apnea
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Sleep Apnea more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 35% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
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Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Tinnitus more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

TMJ
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats TMJ more than 32% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 32% of his peers

Tracheal Surgery
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Vertigo
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Matsuoka treats Vertigo more than 20% of his peers

Dr. Matsuoka treats this condition more than 20% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Wheezing
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Dr. Matsuoka's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Matsuoka accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
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Aetna Student Health
Aexcel Choice POS
Aexcel Choice POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund Open Access Plus
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Global Health Benefits
LocalPlus
Network POS
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Shared Administration
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
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Coventry Health Care of Illinois POS
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
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Galaxy Health Network
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Health Alliance
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HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
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HFN
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Humana
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HCPS Open Access Coverage EPO
HMO Premier HMO
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National POS
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National Preferred PPO
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Priority Health
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UnitedHealthCare
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Worker's Compensation
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Education

2012
University Of California-San Diego Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Indiana University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Kitasato University (Japan)
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (312) 574-3157, and for other questions, call (312) 695-8182.

Does Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Matsuoka has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Matsuoka frequently treats Tinnitus, Earwax Buildup, and Outer Ear Infection. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Matsuoka treats.

Where is Dr. Akihiro Matsuoka, MD's office located?

Dr. Matsuoka's office is located at 675 N Saint Clair St Ste 15-200, Chicago, IL 60611. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Matsuoka is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received