Dr. David J. Congdon, MD

Dr. David J. Congdon, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 46 years old

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Dr. Congdon has been providing the Cedar Valley with exceptional health care since as early as 2003. As part of...Read more

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Dr. Congdon Says:

I'm very appreciative of any & ALL feedback regarding me or my staff. It's humbling and assuring to hear how I've positively affected some of your lives. And, it's equally as frustrating to see that I've let some of you down.

Our entire staff is constantly looking for opportunities to improve, and we're thankful for every review we receive as each helps point out specific areas in need of...

Dr. Congdon's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (26)
I would highly recommend Dr. Congdon to anyone. He and his staff are excellent, fast, friendly and professional. Something most doctor offices don't manage to pull off anymore.
Dubuque, IA |
I can't say I appreciated his brevity about answering my questions, but I have to say he did an overwhelming job on my septoplasty and turbinoplasty. Although I may not have preferred his personality, the important thing was the great job he did. i can breath now!
in Janesville,IA |
Dr Congdon was recommended by a friend in healthcare. I found him to be friendly and efficient. He explained things in a way I could understand. I was very pleased with his expertise. His office staff was very professional and friendly. Very nice office setting. Comfortable.
in Clermont, IA |
Dr. Congdon and his staff are very helpful and great in getting things done.
in Waverly, Iowa |
Absolutely terrible! Tried disagreeing with the word of 4 other doctors and it turns out he was wrong. "It's not rocket science to understand this".. absolute without a doubt the rudest doctor I've ever been to. I suggest ANYONE else
Thank you Doctor and the staff for taking such good care of me this week!
in Waterloo , IA |
I had a freak accident in October. I came to with a gash from the top of my nose down to 3 inches below my bottom lip. He saw me and stitched me up in office. 50 stitches. I was back to work in 2 weeks. He did an amazing job. I'll be honest he's cocky and a little arrogant but I wouldn't go to anyone else!
Dyersville, IA |
Terrible doctor. Was a complete jerk. Him and his nurse were very short with me and basically telling me that my pain was irrelevant and contradicted two doctors I had seen the week before. Absolutely horrible and will never be going back.
in Waterloo, IA |
Personable,knowledgeable,and excellent staff personnel
Waterloo, IA |
I had a very poor experience. Dr Congdon was rude and did not answer my questions that I had about a surgery consult. When I asked about the risks of the procedure, he replied "all things in life have risks" and moved on not answering my question about the risks for the procedure besides bleeding. I was very disappointed in my experience because as a nurse I encourage my patients to ask their provider questions for better understanding. I was very frustrated by my experience.
in Myrtle Beach, SC |
I love the doctor and nurses however the front desk staff will hang up on the patients and deny you the right to talk to the office manager or the nurse who was helping you and will NOT give you there name! How unprofessional and how is she employed by these amazing doctors and nurses i have bo idea. I worked at a doctors office for 9 years and i have always went above n beyond to help patients. I was extremely calm on the phone i was not nasty whatsoever. I will post her name later!
in Stanley, IA |
Dr. Congdon was very professional and my nasal surgery and recovery went pretty much as he said it would. It was not as bad as others said it used to be and I am enjoying the breathing relief that it provided. I would also like to commend the pre-surgery staff. They did a nice job reassuring me with their kindness and friendliness.
in West Des Moines, IA |
Nice and respectful with my elderly parents. Accurate diagnosis and recommendations.
Cedar Falls, IA |
After having my eyelid surgery with Dr. Congdon I would never go anywhere else. I am 71 years old and it was my first surgery and I was very nervous about it. Dr. Congdon and all the staff made it a very comfortable experience.
Independence,Iowa |
I did not see Dr Congdon I was seen by Crystal Wilken and she was excellent
in Waterloo, IA |
I am comfortable at my appointments thanks to the friendly receptionists and Melanie! Thank you for providing years of good service!
in Davenport, IA |
I recently had Dr. Congdon for a quite extensive Sinus & Nose surgery. Everything went great and I can't believe how much better life is now that I don't have sinus infections and more volume in my airways. Dr. Congdon was very good at explaining the process and what I should expect before and after the surgery. I could not have asked for a better support staff either. They were ALL very pleased to see my progress and seamed very happy and fulfilled working with Dr. Congdon.
in West Union, IA |
Dr. Congdon cares about his patients on a personal level and continues to care long after treatments.
in Elma, IA |
I wish this procedure would have been available when I was a grade schooler, for having sinus conditions when in school is embarrassing. I now can breathe through my nose better than I ever have. Thanks, Dr. Congdon.
in Waterloo, IA |
I've been seeing Dr. Congdon for about 4 years now where he's been following up on a base tongue diagnosis and treatment that was missed entirely by a previous ENT. I've been more than satisfied and am confident with the professional and thorough care provided, not to mention the unhurried attention to detail in discussions of the problem. I would, and have recommended him to others with absolutely no reservatiions.
in Waterloo, IA |
Dr. Congdon removed big knots from my nose. Rhinophyma is the technical term. The surgery was totally painless. Zero. I left the surgery center in 3 or 4 hours with a nose that looked like the biggest, brightest red strawberry that you could imagine. Just a week later it was nearly covered with new skin and now, 16 days later, it looks good and no knots. I am very pleased.
in Waterloo, IA |
I went to dr congdon cause of his advertising on tv. The guy who said he had sinusitius after every cold sounded exactly like what I was going thru. Dr congdon told me what I THOUGHT i needed wasn't what I needed. He was very condensending and short with me. Now he has a commmercial that anybody with allergies would recoginize as being them. His employees were friendly but didn't seem happy to work there and very quiet around him. Stay away.
in Waterloo, IA |
Very proficient about new techniques/procedures.
Dr. Congdon does quality work. A nearly pain free experience.
in Waterloo, IA |
After suffering thru my adult life with sinus infections Dr Congdon did the Balloon sinuplasty in the morning and I was back working that afternoon with no side effects and have gone 5 months without sinus infection. Its wonderful to breathe thru my nose again and I have so much more energy now.
I had a panic attack in his office and was treated very poorly. He didn't wanna answer questions. I finally got him to slow down and explain why I was here and what he was gunna do. But first he threatened to just not serve me and listed doctors I could go to. If you have panic attacks or anxiety I highly recommend anyone else.
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Dr. Congdon says...

Dr. Congdon has been providing the Cedar Valley with exceptional health care since as early as 2003. As part of Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, he developed the Cedar Valley Centers for ENT, Hearing, Facial Plastic Surgery, MedSpa Rejuvenation, and Skin Cancer.

It's Dr. Congdon's goal to help patients look, feel, and operate as the best possible version of themselves. As an extremely skilled surgeon, Dr. Congdon conducts facial procedures to remove damaging skin cancer from patients, and performs a number of difficult cosmetic procedures as well. In addition to surgical procedures, the clinic offers a variety of non-surgical services including facials, laser treatment for spider veins and medical microdermabrasion. Dedicated to individual needs of the patient, the staff of specialists works toward beautiful and healthy skin using the latest and safest technologies and medical skin care products. Dr. Congdon has expertise in the minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty procedure for patients suffering with sinusitis, and has extensive experience working with hearing impaired individuals also.

Dr. Congdon's entire staff shares his goal of creating confidence & comfortability in EACH & EVERY patient that comes through his doors. You'll be greeted with a warm smile & a helping hand, and receive truly world-class care, right here in the Cedar Valley!

Dr. Congdon says...

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Skin Cancer Removal & Reconstruction


Hearing Loss


Dr. Congdon says...

I'm very appreciative of any & ALL feedback regarding me or my staff. It's humbling and assuring to hear how I've positively affected some of your lives. And, it's equally as frustrating to see that I've let some of you down.

Our entire staff is constantly looking for opportunities to improve, and we're thankful for every review we receive as each helps point out specific areas in need of improvement.

We will be in touch with those leaving negative responses as soon as possible to help improve your experience in any way, and to learn how we can make the overall experience for ALL our patients a resoundingly positive one. Thank you again.

Dr. Congdon'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 and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clin Dept Of Oto

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Rochester

    Completed in 2003

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)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair