Dr. Brian Elford, DO

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Dr. Brian Elford, DO is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Bethel Park, PA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Elford has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jefferson Hospital and Saint Clair Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elford to book an appointment.

Dr. Elford

South Hills ENT Association

2000 Oxford Dr Ste 201 Bethel Park, PA 15102
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Elford

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Elford treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Elford treats other conditions, please contact the office at (412) 466-0101.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Elford treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
Otitis Media
Tinnitus
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Elford treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Sleep Apnea
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Elford's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • 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

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Humana
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UPMC
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Dr. Elford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elford

4.1

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
73.91304347826087%
(17)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
21.73913043478261%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
  • Explained conditions well (18)
  • Listened & answered questions (18)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Physician appears to be receptive to a patient’s concerns but in reality is quite condescending and arrogant. Choose a physician who actually is a specialist in his field and has a good bedside manner.
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Mar 29, 2020
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Homestead – Sep 12, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 07, 2018
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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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Lusi in New Eagle, PA – Feb 10, 2018
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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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Jan 01, 2018
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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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Staten Island, NY – Sep 13, 2017
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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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Mary Jones in Bethel Park, PA – Sep 04, 2017
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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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Liz in Pittsburgh, PA – Jan 24, 2017
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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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Pittsburgh, PA – Nov 28, 2016
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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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Lance B in Elizabeth, PA – Jun 22, 2016
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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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David Hall in Confluence, PA – Jun 07, 2016
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He was rude and arrogant. He spent very little time answering my questions and said my Primary doctor recommendation for an MRI was rubbish. He rushed in and rushed out. No manners what so ever. I left not knowing what was wrong with my left ear. Will never go back there again.
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Washington, PA – Apr 30, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Brian Elford, DO is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Bethel Park, PA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Brian Elford, DO offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Brian Elford, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Brian Elford, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Elford frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Elford specializes.

Where is Dr. Brian Elford, DO's office located?

Dr. Elford's office is located at 2000 Oxford Dr Ste 201, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

South Hills ENT Association

South Hills ENT Association2000 Oxford Dr Ste 201 Bethel Park, PA 15102
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South Hills Ent Association500 N Lewis Run Rd Ste 114 West Mifflin, PA 15122
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Elford is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Jefferson Hospital

Jefferson Hills, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Saint Clair Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

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

13 Awards Received