Dr. David Astrachan, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Ear Nose Throat Specialist 2200 Whitney Ave Ste 260 Hamden, CT 06518 Get Directions
Dr. David Astrachan, MD

Dr. David Astrachan, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Hamden, CT. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Astrachan is affiliated with Yale - New Haven Hospital and YNHH Saint Raphael Campus.

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Dr. Astrachan's Care Philosophy

Having been a patient on multiple occasions I know how I wish to be treated. It is my goal to treat patients the way I wish to be treated. I want a physician who will listen to me, educate me, treat me with skill and compassion and not keep me waiting or rush me. That is how I strive to treat my patients. Every doctor patient interaction may not be perfect but I hope that by keeping the patient first and foremost I can get close.

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Patient Comments (9)
in Waterbury ct |
Fantastic physician/he repaired my deviated septum and a cyst on my cord/
in Branford, Ct |
Did not like him at all. Was very rough when drying to clean my ears. No doctor before or after was ever that painful.
in Essex, CT |
If you have ENT issues, don't wait, don't suffer - see Dr. Astrachan. I've had sinus problems for years and was treated by numerous others unsuccessfully. Dr. Astrachan correctly diagnosed my issue(s), advised me of all my options, and explained exactly what is going to happen each step of the way. He operated on me and monitored my progress throughout recovery. The process went exactly as he said it would and I'm cured (finally)! Dr. Astrachan is the doctor you want for a loved one.
Haddam, CT |
I waited over 1 hr to see the dr. I learned that he was leaving for vac that afternoon & caused the backup for the morning. When he saw me, 3 mins were spent. First he was looking at x-rays (which I never had) & said I had a deviated septum. I was there for an earache. He looked at my ear, throat, & touched around my ear. He handed me a piece of paper and told me to follow the instructions. He said my problem was TMJ, not the case because my symptoms are different. Going to another ENT.
in Hamden, Ct |
After being seen by 3 doctors that could not diagnose my problem I went to see Dr. Astrachan. When I scheduled the appointment I discussed my problem with the woman making the appointment. She said Dr Astrachan is good with diagnosing oddities. Within 10 minutes at my appointment Dr Astrachan diagnosed me with Pallatol Myoclonus.Taking medication before bedtime resolves the problem. I returned with a second issue which was diagnosed as esophagitis as a result of taking anti inflammatory meds. ??
Dr. Astrachan was so unprofesional . He treated patient very bad . Yeling , attitude , not answering questions .When we got home , hes secratary called us to appologies and to return our copay money. She told us that he had a bad day. That's not excuse to treat patients like that . We changed the doctor right away
in Milford, CT |
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Astrachan, his staff, the facilities, and the results of the surgery. Top notch.
in West Haven, CT |
Doctor Astrachan can work wonders for a deviated septum. I have always had a deviated septum and put off seeing an ENT doctor my whole life (29 years), but I fell and broke my nose in November. That?s when I knew I had to do something. I used these reviews to pick my doctor. I met with him and he is very knowledgeable and caring. He suspected me of having sleep apnea and recommended me to a specialist before I go through with the surgery. Turns out he was right! After that was taken care of I we
in Handen ct. |
Very satisfied
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Dr. Astrachan's Care Philosophy

Having been a patient on multiple occasions I know how I wish to be treated. It is my goal to treat patients the way I wish to be treated. I want a physician who will listen to me, educate me, treat me with skill and compassion and not keep me waiting or rush me. That is how I strive to treat my patients. Every doctor patient interaction may not be perfect but I hope that by keeping the patient first and foremost I can get close.

Dr. Astrachan'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

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale-New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale-New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • 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)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction