Dr. Andrew Mester, MD

Dr. Andrew Mester, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(25)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Andrew Mester, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

4151 Foothill Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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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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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
57

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mester to family and friends
2.1
based on 25 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in Santa Barbara |
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 my nasal cavity which Dr. Mester missed . Dr. Mester called my sinus issues as Acid Reflux and TMJ . Wrong diagnosis!! Be careful people when you consult with Dr. Mester. You will be misdiagnosed.
Santa Maria, CA |
Misdiagnosed throat infection
Santa Maria, CA |
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.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Excellent doctor.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
Easily the worst doctor I have ever seen. I was the first appointment of the day, and I ended up waiting in the examination room for nearly an hour before he showed. He ignored everything I said, asked me some canned questions, pronounced that I had GERD, which didn't even match my symptoms, and dismissed me. His manner was extremely patronizing. I found a new ENT who dismissed Dr. Mester's diagnosis as inaccurate and gave me a correct diagnosis.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I highly reccomend Dr. Mester to all my students and performers. He understands the singers voice and is very effective in his treatments. He is a caring doctor and has been known to see patients after regular office hours. He does great work!!!! We need more doctors like him!
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Dr. Mester accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mester has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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