Dr. Belachew Tessema, MD

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Dr. Belachew Tessema, MD
Dr. Belachew Tessema, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Farmington, CT. Dr. Tessema is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Care.

21 South Rd Ste 112

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

(860) 284-4950

Dr. Belachew Tessema, MD

Dr. Belachew Tessema, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As a physician, I strive to provide excellent, compassionate care, working with my patients to achieve 'Best Care for a Lifetime'. Areas of expertise: Acute and Chronic Sinusitis, Nasal Polyps, Sinus and Nasal Tumors, Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Skull Base surgery.
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Dr. Tessema's Experience

Dr. Tessema's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meningiomas
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Papillomas
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Miami School Of Medicine Fellowship In Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tessema has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tessema's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tessema to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Tessema's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Cromwell, CT |
I couldn't breathe through my nose, blockage had formed. Previous doctors had failed accurate diagnoses. My new primary recommended Dr. Tessema. Long story short, I'm healed. Tessema's waiting area is neat, comfortable, staff is courteous, professional. Immediately evident was that he's intelligent and seasoned, yet stated his findings, concerns and recommendations in easy to understand terms. He examined me with state of the art equipment, performed the surgery himself. I've never felt better!
in Bristol, CT |
Dr. Tessema has been great to work with. Very caring and really listens to my concerns. I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel because of his treatment. Highly recommend him.
in Avon, CT |
Very professional and thorough in his explanation of the diagnosis. Answered all our questions and was very experienced and gentle in doing the diagnostic procedures
in Avon, CT |
Professional and very gentle and capable in diagnostic procedures. Explains diagnosis clearly and thoroughly answering all our questions
in NJ |
Dr. Tessema has complete knowledge of his area of medicine. What makes him special is that he is remarkably compassionate. I was lucky enough to be treated by him while he was still in training. I told him he was going to be the best and I know he is.
in Newington, CT |
Long story short- Dr. Tessema is hands down the best doctor that I have ever been to. I was told I needed a septoplasty and I immediately started panicking. I'm 26 years old and have never even had a broken bone! From day 1, he reassured me that everything was going to be ok. He is compassionate, caring, and BRILLIANT. He treated me like his own family member. 3 months after surgery, I can finally breathe out of my left nostril and sleep through the night. He's amazing!
Hamden, CT |
I would strongly recommend Dr. Tessema to anybody. He is very knowledgeable and professional. I came to him for second opinion and left his office very happy and satisfied.
Old Saybrook, CT |
I had a good experience working Dr Tessema, in partnership with a neurosurgeon, to remove a benign pituitary tumor using a minimally invasive trans-sphenoidal endoscopic technique. I felt that I was in experienced hands the entire time through even when I had some breakthrough nasal bleeding (not at the major surgery site) requiring some follow-up cauterization. Would not hesitate to go same route again
in Bolton, CT |
What an incredible doctor with an incredible bedside manner! Dr Tessema listens to your concerns and reacts in a way that gets positive results. Thank you tons for getting me to breath again!!!! Hardly ever do I write reviews but this one had to be done.
in Portland , CT |
I'am so very grateful for Dr. Tessema.. For months I felt horrible it was a struggle to get out of bed because of my sinuses until I made my appointment dr. Tessema was very thorough inti had done my surgery I had no pain I was back to work within less than a week he gave me my life back I can breathe I can taste my food I recommend him he is the best....
in Manchester, CT |
I had allergies & I was able to get an appt only after a month and a half. By then my allergies had gone but I still went for the checkup anyways just to rule out any other problems. Had to wait for more than 40 mins even with an apptmt and the doctor came in with his assistant and literally just looked inside my nostrils with a tiny probe with a flashlight. He did not mention that this was an endoscopy and NOR did it feel like. Now I recvd bill for over 700$ and classified as surgery :( :(
Farmington, CT |
Extremely good results !! Would highly recommend. Sinuses have never been better !!!!!!!
in Bristol, CT |
Dr. Tessema is not only a very knowledgeable doctor but has a great personality and bedside manner. He is patient and answers all questions thoroughly . From my first visit he made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. He has literally changed my life. I was always sick with sinus infections but I have not had one since my operation in September. I have had two colds since my operation and they did not go into an infection! Hooray! I highly recommend Dr. Tessama as an ENT.
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Dr. Tessema accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Tessema has admitting privileges

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour St
Hartford, CT 06102
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Saint Francis Care
114 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
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