Dr. Christopher Wenzel, MD
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Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Care Philosophy

Considerate and compassionate care is our goal at Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists. We are an independent practice with no additional facility fees for services. As Board Certified Otolaryngologists, our goal is to offer exceptional care for Ear, Nose, Throat, and Head & Neck problems.

Biography

Dr. Christopher Wenzel is a native of western North Carolina. He and his father have provided medical services to Western North Carolina for a combined total of 45 years. He is a 1991 graduate of Davidson College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude followed byDuke University Medical School which he completed in 1995. He completed a 5 year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, with additional training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 2001, Dr. Wenzel completed board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is double board certified, with board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has a total of 17 years in private practice. He is a member of the Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has completed over 1,500 facial plastic and reconstructive procedures in addition to actively maintaining a general ENT practice.

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    VERY GOOD
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  • Average wait time
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Dr. Christopher Wenzel is a native of western North Carolina.  He and his father have provided medical services to Western North Carolina for a combined total of 45 years.  He is a 1991 graduate of Davidson College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude followed byDuke University Medical School which he completed in 1995.   He completed a 5 year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, with additional training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  In 2001, Dr. Wenzel completed board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He is double board certified, with board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  He has a total of 17 years in private practice.  He is a member of the Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has completed over 1,500 facial plastic and reconstructive procedures in addition to actively maintaining a general ENT practice.

Dr. Wenzel's Care Philosophy

Considerate and compassionate care is our goal at Western Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists. We are an independent practice with no additional facility fees for services. As Board Certified Otolaryngologists, our goal is to offer exceptional care for Ear, Nose, Throat, and Head & Neck problems.

Dr. Wenzel says...

Dr. Christopher Wenzel has 21 years of experience in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery with a special interest in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.  He has double board certification in these specialties.   He returned to his home town where his father was a general surgeon for 30 years where he has been in private practice for 17 years.  

Dr. Wenzel says...

As a double board certified surgeon, Dr. Wenzel has expertise in treating not only general ear, nose, and throat conditions but also cosmetic/plastic and reconstructive office procedures and surgeries.  In addition to outpatient hospital-based surgery, he also offers office based procedures including balloon sinus dilation for treatment of chronic sinusitis, injectable fillers and neuromodulators, and certain plastic and reconstructive procedures.   

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Davidson College

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair