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Dr. Brian Elford, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male

  
Dr. Elford

South Hills ENT Association

500 N LEWIS RUN RD, STE 114 West Mifflin, PA 15122
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(412) 466-0101

Dr. Brian Elford, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Mifflin, PA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Elford accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Elford's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Otitis Media
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Dr. Elford treats Otitis Media more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Elford treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elford treats Earwax Buildup more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Elford treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elford treats Nosebleed more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Elford treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Elford's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Elford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elford

4.2

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(4)

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Dr. Elford did a pretty extensive repair on my nose this morning and I am extremely happy so far with the outcome. I was expecting massive swelling and bruises after the procedure but so far there is nothing! I am already breathing better and think the healing process will happen quickly rather than drag on which is normal for me. I would highly recommend Dr. Elford for anything. Make it a point to drive far if you have to as you will not be disappointed. He is the best ENT in our area, folks!
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Dr. Elford was very confident and knowledgeable. I liked him a lot . He is very good at what he does. Thanks for your help.
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Dr. Elford did my surgery in November 2017. He removed my entire thyroid, all of the cancer, left my voice in tact and left a small scar. Before I even had the surgery someone randomly told me he was the best and truly he did an excellent job. In contrast, I saw a picture of someone yesterday (2/9/18) who had the same surgery somewhere in Virginia by another surgeon recently. As God is my witness this lady's scar looks like the surgeon tried to remove her entire head.
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Waited over an hour for my appointment. The receptionist was extremely rude and acted like I was bothering her when I asked politely how much longer it would be. I found Dr. to be very arrogant and condescending. I will never go back. He kept interrupting me when I was explaining to him my symptoms.
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Wonderful doctor. Kind and very informative. Doesn't treat you like a number. Great office staff, too. Very pleased with my visit.
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Dr. Elford removed a pleomorphic adenoma from my lower jaw area last year. It was not cancerous and the operation was practically pain free. I received excellent post op care too. He was kind, considerate and had a sense of humor too. I'd recommend Dr. Elford to anyone seeking an ENT.
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Good: Nurse at front desk nice. Packet of forms sent in mail before appointment. Bad: Wait time, over an hour past my scheduled appointment. The doctor walked in and called me Sir... did not even look at my chart to see who I was. I was insulted after waiting so long. He belittled my issue and made me feel really stupid for coming in, like I wasted his time. I was sent there by another physician. I did not feel like I could trust his opinion. I will be going to a different doctor going forward.
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I saw Dr. Elford in April for a partial thyroidectomy. He took the time to explain the procedure and even made sure to answer my husband and mothers questions. My scar is very minimal and I was back to work in a week. Turns out I have thyroid cancer and Dr. Elford took the time to lay out my options and help me feel comfortable with my treatment decision. I would recommend him to anyone
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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Elford. He just performed surgery on my neck to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst. His technique was so good that 7 days after surgery my incision is about 95% healed. Furthermore, he took the time to perform the surgery in a manner that minimized my discomfort afterward. I was really only uncomfortable for two days after surgery. And, he made a minimal incision and closed it beautifully so that there will be very little scarring. Great job!
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Dr Elford is a excellent Sergent. Very through and strives to perform pain free operations. He treats patiants as if they were his own family members. I would go back to him if the need presented it's self, and recommend him highly to friends and family.
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Biography

Dr. Brian Elford, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Mifflin, PA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
1999
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Affiliated Hospitals

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Saint Clair Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)