Dr. Jeffrey Zapalac Jr, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Zapalac Jr, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Jeffrey Zapalac Jr, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 1996 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

3705 Medical Pkwy Ste 310

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

(512) 458-6391

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Earwax Buildup
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 96% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Zapalac Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zapalac Jr "I received my medical degree from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Upon completion internship in General Surgery and residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, I returned to Austin to join Austin Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates. I am certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. I am a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society. I am also a Fellow of the Anerican College of Surgeons. I have published articles in national peer-reviewed journals regarding various topics related to the head and neck."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zapalac Jr "I have had the privilege of treating patients in the Austin area for over fifteen years, both adults and children. I have learned a lot and I cherish these relationships. I understand that the practice of Medicine is, by definition, a work in progress. It is a fundamentally human endeavor and always will be. My hope is that I will always be able to sift through the complexities of the current health care marketplace and focus on the individual. Sometimes that means a proper course of medicine, sometimes an elegantly performed surgery, and sometimes simply a few kind words of reassurance."


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Laryngitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • 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 Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • 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)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • General Surgery UT Southwestern
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery UT Southwestern
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Zapalac Jr's Reviews

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Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Zapalac Jr's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I have four children and wouldn’t dream of taking them anywhere else! My two oldest kids have had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, my third has had THREE sets of tubes and also just had t&a last week, and my youngest has had one set of tubes. He has also done sinus surgery on me and treated my...more
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Waelder, TX |
sitting in the reception area for an hour past my appointment with no communication from receptionist as to how long it it will take, especially after getting here 15 early is quite annoying. and there are only three people here with several doctors. they did manage to get my co-pay collected on...more
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in Marble Falls, TX |
Dr. Zapalack just done surgery on our son to remove tonsils and adenoids. He needed the surgery pretty quickly because he was having obstructive sleep apnea.He got us in for surgery within a week.His office staff is very nice. He talked with us right before surgery and right after answering all of...more
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in Austin, TX |
He's not going to be your best friend or sugar coat things....he hears you out and does a thorough analysis. He has some quirk to him but the guy will help you and make referrals for additional help outside of his expertise. If you're easily offended or want someone to hold your hand he might not...more
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in Bastrop, TX |
I had surgery to remove a benign tumor on my parotid gland. He correctly diagnosed it, recommended treatment, and promptly scheduled surgery at my request. He thoroughly explained the condition, the risks and the process in a reassuring manner. I received test results immediately from the doctor...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Zapalac Jr has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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