Dr. Andrew Mester, MD

Dr. Andrew Mester, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Andrew Mester, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Semmelweis University Of Medical Sciences (Sote) in 1977 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

4151 Foothill Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact Information

(805) 681-7636

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Laryngitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dizziness
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vertigo
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

57  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • 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)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Semmelweis University Of Medical Sciences (Sote)
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Semmelweiss Med University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Postgrad Med University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Semmelweiss Med University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mester has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mester's Reviews

2.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mester to family and friends
27 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (18)

Dr. Mester's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Have had vertigo since early February. I waited an hour and 15 minutes to see him for him to spend 5 minutes with me to tell me nothing was wrong with me and that I should just get better shoes. I asked him two more times to check my ears and to see if there was anything else and he said that I was...more
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I had a sore throat for three weeks that my PCP diagnosed as parainfluenza. Feeling this diagnosis was incorrect, I got a referral to Dr. Mester. I was little nervous going into the appointment after reading his reviews. However, he was fabulous. He took the time to read through my file before...more
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Dr. Mester who examined my nasal cavity and ears thouroughly, misdiagnosed my condition for the few visits I saw him last year and this year (2017) regarding my sinus issues . It turned out that after another physician ordered a cat scan on my continuous sinus problem, I had. a malignant tumor on...more
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Misdiagnosed throat infection
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Did not listen to concerns Was not up to date on current hearing devices Shrugged me off stating there was nothing that could be done for my condition which was not true. Second opinions confirmed that there are many options to help me with my condition.
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