Dr. David J. Congdon, MD

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Dr. David J. Congdon, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Cedar Valley Medical Specs 1753 W Ridgeway Ave Ste 111, Waterloo, IA 50701 Get Directions
(319) 833-5970

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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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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      3.6 based on 43 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (42)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (43)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Congdon's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (41)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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 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.

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      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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      Specialties

      • Ear, Nose, and Throat
      • Audiology
      • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
      • Spa Medicine

      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
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Disorders
      • Earwax Buildup
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • ENT Cancer
      • 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

      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
      • Ear Surgery
      • Ear Tube Placement
      • ENT 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
      • 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

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • 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

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      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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      Dr. Congdon's Office & Staff

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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!

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      Dr. Congdon says...

      Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

      Skin Cancer Removal & Reconstruction

      Sinusitis

      Hearing Loss

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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 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.