Dr. James Connolly, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 47

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Dr. James Connolly, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Mandeville, LA and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine, and more.

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South Louisiana ENT & Facial Plastics

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Dr Connolly takes the time to understand what is going on before treating his patients. After several years, we decided on surgery, but he spoke to my allergist, my eye doctor, and my primary care physician to understand the full picture and to build the case for the insurance company. Only complaint I would have is they are ~very~ adept at reminders before appointments... texts, emails, robocalls, and nurse calls!
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I have sleep Apnea and was also snoring because of nasal stenosis + a deviated septum. Dr Connolly and his team addressed ALL of my issues. I now use a CPAP for my apnea . My APIs have dropped from 53 (initial sleep study) to about 10-15 today. He later performed an outpatient procedure to open my nasal passages using only local anesthetic and a new machine called a VIVAER. I drove myself home! Not long ago that same procedure would have required general anesthesia. GREAT EXPERIENCE.
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Dr. Connolly is a great physician because he is the consummate professional who is expertly competent and extremely knowledgeable. He is an even greater physician because he is caring and compassionate in his dealings with the patient. He goes above and beyond to attend to his patient's needs. I saw him for the first time when I was suffering from a traumatic experience and he and his super staff guided me through that experience with expert care, attentiveness, follow-up and true concern.
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Today my little one at only 6 months old needed tubes placed in his ears. I would like to say that Dr. Connolly was amazing with everything from explaining what he was going to do at his office all the way to checking on us in recovery at the surgical center! I am so happy we have him as an ENT!! I would highly recommended Dr. Connolly to anyone!!! We had a great experience and it’s all do to him!!!
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Dr. Connolly is by far the nicest, most caring and attentive Dr! He did my daughters tubes and removed her adenoids. The next day he called to check on her, that sealed the deal for me with him! Highly recommend Dr Connolly!
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Dr. Connolly and his staff has been awesome when it comes to patient care, especially in times of an emergency. The medical care is top notch and the effective treatment has helped my live a more normal life with a chronic medical issue.
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When I came to Dr. Connolly I had seen five specialists concerning a throat issue that was never solved. Dr. Connolly has worked to ease my severe allergy issues and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a doctor that doesn't just write a prescription and say, "next!". And his staff, especially Lauren, are the most concerned people I've ever met in the health industry. Thank you Lauren! God bless you Dr. Connolly, you've chosen the right path to serve people.
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Went to Dr Connolly with external ear pain. He was very gentle while examining and cleaning my ears. Had never had my ears cleaned before and didn't really know what to expect. Totally painless, couldn't even feel it. I have had a clear drippy nose, coughing and hoarseness for bout 6 years and he addressed that by prescribing a nasal spray (that I had never used before). After the first application of it, I knew that he helped me tremendously!! I am basically cough free now! Highly recommend him
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When we are sick we want a Doctor. When we go on vacation we want a friend. With Dr. Connolly we get both! Dr. Connolly is an excellent and caring Doctor. He gives you a relaxed and comfortable experience with each visit. He has surrounded himself with awesome and friendly nurses and office staff. Real people helping and serving real people. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Connolly and SLENT for your ENT needs. Thanks Dr. Connelly for caring for us, the real people.
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Dr. Connolly's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connolly treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Connolly treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connolly treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Connolly treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connolly performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Connolly performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Connolly's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Insomnia
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Infections
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breath Testing
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilia
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • 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
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Mixed Apnea
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Myringotomy
  • Narcolepsy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parasomnias
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Post-Traumatic Hypersomnia
  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Recurrent Hypersomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Uvulectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

As an otolaryngologist I believe that the best medical practices are where science meets humanity. As a fourth generation Christian in medicine, I find that patients do best when we listen to them and provide a thoughtful, timely, safe interventions....

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

2014
Clinical Fellowship In Allergy
2013
St Tammany Parish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Clinical Fellowship In Sleep Medicine
2005
University Ms Ummc
Residency Hospital
2001
University of Mississippi
Internship Hospital
2000
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1995
Millsaps College
Undergraduate School

Awards

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Avala Hospital

Covington, LA

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

92% Patient experience rating, 23% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average