Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD

Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 44

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Tacoma, WA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shvidler to book an appointment.

Locations

MultiCare Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

New Patient?
(253) 292-6774
Frank S. Baker Center316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 203 Tacoma, WA 98405
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MultiCare ENT, Allergy & Med Aesthetics- Gig Harbor

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(253) 292-6774
MultiCare ENT, Allergy & Med Aesthetics - Gig Harbor4545 Point Fosdick Dr # 250 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Low Wait Times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Shvidler's Reviews

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    From start to finish, Dr. Shvidler and his staff were very professional, helpful, and patient. I had rhinoseptoplasty surgery and everything went very well. I am very happy with my results. The Dr. listened to my wishes and concerns and did a fantastic job. I can breathe much better than before my surgery and my nose looks beautiful, finally after 40 years! If you are considering surgery, don't put it off any longer. I would definitely recommend Dr. Shvidler to any member of my family and friends.
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    Susan C. – Mar 19, 2021
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    Wonderful experience. I highly recommend Dr. Shvidler and his professional staff
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    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Michelle Orand – Jan 28, 2021
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    I had to have a skin graft after surgery for skin cancer that was on my ear. From the minute I walked into the clinic to my final follow up appointment Dr Shvidler and his team were very professional, explained everything they would be doing and took the time to answer any questions. Except for some slight redness which will fade you cannot tell I had a graft. It was very tricky and Dr Shvidler did an outstanding job. Highly recommend! him!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    C. Nicholson – Dec 12, 2020
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    I had a deviated septum and struggled to breathe through my nose, my nose was crooked, narrow, and had an unsightly lump on the bridge. I was referred to Dr. Shvidler by a different doctor to correct the inside and out of my nose. Dr. Shvidler did an amazing job! I can breathe!! I can wear whatever glasses I want!! My nose is straight, the lump is gone, my nose is not unrealistically narrow anymore, and I feel so much better about my face. There were no complications, everything went very smooth, and I am so grateful Dr. Shvidler was the person who helped improve my life. He was kind, efficient, amazing, and pleasant to speak with. I recommend him to the most important person in the world to me because I know Dr. Shvidler will correct the issue and do it well. I recommend Dr. Shvidler to anyone and everyone as well. I appreciate Dr. Shvidler and I thank him for helping me!!!
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    Jul 10, 2020
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    Dr Schidler performed reconstructive surgery on my nose after a large portion of it was cut off during cancer surgery. Had one minor touchup after the primary surgery and am extremely pleased with the outcome. All my other doctors said he was the best around in handling this type of surgery, and after seeing the outcome, I agree with them. I highly recommend Dr. Schvider.
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    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Thomas Rutherford – Dec 23, 2019
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    OUTSTANDING DOCTOR!!!!! I've been seeing Dr. Shvidler for several years and he is Wonderful to Work With. He Listens to What My Concerns are and WE Discuss the Best Options for Treatment. I Totally Trust his Judgement!!! You Never Feel Rushed!!! He's Very Professional, Kind and Caring!!! His Staff is also Amazing to Work With!! Dr. Shvidler is an OUTSTANDING DOCTOR who Cares!!!!!!
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    Gig Harbor, WA – Apr 10, 2019
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    I needed a significant portion of my nose reconstructed after a Mohs procedure to remove skin cancer. Dr. Schvidler did an outstanding job recreating the shape and contours of my nose with precious little “real estate” to work with. Well done!
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    C. Peirson in Tacoma, WA – Mar 12, 2019
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    I went to Dr. Schvidler for a Deviated septum. Breathing was my first priority, aesthetics second. Now that my surgery is done... I look back at my old nose and cringe because my new nose is so pretty!!! We discussed some things that had bothered me about my nose, he talked to me from an artists point of view. He was very knowledgeable. Great bedside manner! I can breathe great AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE MY NEW NOSE!!!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Billie in Gig Harbor, WA – Oct 09, 2018
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    Great results and very personable!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Gig Harbor, WA – Sep 10, 2018
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    Very happy with my results!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Nataliya Kholodkova in Tacoma, WA – Jul 30, 2018
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    Excellent job easing our entire family through the surgery - and did a great job! We were so pleased with all the phone calls to make sure that recovery was going well at home.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Jul 29, 2018
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    Was a 2nd opinion. WAAAAYYY better. Nice office, nice Dr, pain free procedure, well explained, calmed all concerns. Seems very knowledgeable, kind, and listened. Wait time was a little long but totally worth it. Got me in right away after I called in. Explained my options and respected my decision.
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    gig harbor – Feb 13, 2018
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    I had to have my entire bottom right nostril removed due to skin cancer via Moh's (at a different clinic). This is terrifying, especially since I'm not even 40 yet. DR. SHVIDLER SAVED MY FACE! He knows what he's doing, he answered all my questions, and the results are nothing short of miraculous. I'm extremely thankful for the work he did, answering my zillions of questions, and clearly caring about how this impacts my life. Now-you wouldn't know that a huge chunk of my nose was ever missing!
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    Suzanne in Bremerton, WA – Dec 07, 2017
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    Dr Shvidler has clearly explained each procedure and takes the time to answer my questions. Very happy with my outcomes and I trust his advice.
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    Marie in Gig Harbor, WA – Nov 28, 2017
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    Dr. Shvidler provides excellent care and I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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    Gig Harbor, WA – Jul 31, 2017
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    I had a great experience with Dr. Shvidler. I take some medications that I find most physicians aren't familiar with. Dr. Shvidler was very informed and helped me navigate my recovery and my medications. He is extremely knowledgeable and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure your well being. He left a clinic and came to a different clinic just to do a quick check to alleviate my concerns. I highly recommend him.
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    Angela in Tacoma, WA – Mar 03, 2017
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    I have had Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty, as well as under-eye laser resurfacing with Dr. Shvidler. He is very courteous and confident. I am more than pleased with my results. He explained the proceedure and discussed the results I should expect, and answered any questions I had. I would highly recommend anyone considering eyelid surgery to consult with Dr. Shivdler. The office staff is kind and helpful and the facilities are Beautiful and inviting.
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    Jodie Lemmer in Gig Harbor, WA – Feb 16, 2017
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    Is excellent in his specialty. Would highly recommend him for any work done. He did some eye work for me and his work is exceptional.
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    Linda Wayman-Davis in Gig harbor wa – Dec 28, 2016
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    I had a septoplasty, could not breathe for 30 years. Military did not do so well on the first one. Dr Shvidler, saw the problem and made recommendations. He has a higher than superb bedside manner,with care and concern for your health above and beyond. After the surgery I was happy enough to cry. (And I did in private.) his professionalism is far above and beyond in the medical areas of expertise. Before you seek out another Dr. have a consult with Dr. Shvidler. One cannot say enough for him !
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    Rick F in Lakewood Wa – Aug 03, 2016
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    He treated my 92 year old mother twice for cancer. He service was outstanding. His bedside manner was excellent. The end results were better than expected. He assure my mother all the through the treatment. I would recommend him to anyone.
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    son of 92 year old in Federal Way, WA – Jan 26, 2016
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    Dr. Shvidler's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Facial Reconstruction
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Shvidler performs Facial Reconstruction more than 97% of his peers

    Dr. Shvidler performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

    Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Shvidler performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 91% of his peers

    Dr. Shvidler performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

    Rhinoseptoplasty
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    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Shvidler performs Rhinoseptoplasty more than 90% of his peers

    Dr. Shvidler performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

    Dr. Shvidler's conditions and procedures:

    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
    • Acute Laryngitis
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Anosmia
    • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Broken Nose
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Chronic Laryngitis
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Cleft Lip
    • Cough
    • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
    • Dentofacial Anomalies
    • Dermabrasion
    • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Deviated Septum
    • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
    • Ear Tube Placement
    • Enlarged Turbinates
    • ENT Cancer
    • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
    • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Skin Cancer
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Facelift
    • Facial Fracture
    • Facial Reconstruction
    • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
    • Gynecomastia
    • Headache
    • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
    • Hearing Screening
    • Home Sleep Study
    • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
    • Jaw Fracture
    • Laryngitis
    • Lip Cancer
    • Lip, Excision or Resection
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Malignant Otitis Externa
    • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
    • Oral Cancer Screening
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Perforated Eardrum
    • Pharyngitis
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Rhinoseptoplasty
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Grafts
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Swimmer's Ear
    • Throat Pain
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroid Scan
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • TMJ
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Ultrasound, Thyroid
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

     My approach to care is comprehensive management of congenital, traumatic and cosmetic concerns of the face, nose and neck. My unique training in...Read more

    Biography

    Joseph Shvidler, MD, is double board certified in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (ENT). He provides care for a wide range of ear,...Read more

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

    Board Certifications

    Education

    University Of Washington Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    Tripler Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    2007
    Tripler Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital

    Languages

    • English
    • Russian
    • Ukrainian

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD?

    Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (253) 292-6774, and for other questions, call (253) 403-2120.

    Does Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Shvidler has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Shvidler frequently treats Facial Reconstruction, Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty), and Rhinoseptoplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shvidler treats.

    Where is Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD's office located?

    Dr. Shvidler's office is located at 316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 203, Tacoma, WA 98405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD speak?

    Dr. Shvidler speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and English. View profile to see all.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Shvidler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

    Tacoma, WA

    MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

    Tacoma, WA

    71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

    2 Awards Received