Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 45

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Tacoma, WA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED in 2002. He is affiliated with MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Joseph Shvidler, MD

MultiCare Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 203 Tacoma, WA 98405
Accepting new patients

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Professional and friendly staff, Dr. Shvidler always takes his time explaining things and offering his professional knowledge as an amazing surgeon!
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Becky – Jul 02, 2022
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Wonderful Dr.
I first saw Dr. Shvidler about issues I was having with my nose. For nearly 20 years I was unable to breathe when I would lay down. Sleeping was a real challenge. I wore breathe-Right strips every night but they only helped a little. I went in for a consultation and was immediately impressed. He listened carefully as I described my symptoms and how much I was suffering. As he examined my nose, it was discovered that I had multiple issues. A deviated septum, enlarged turbinates and a collapsed bridge. He fully explained everything to me and offered a couple of ways he could solve the problem. I chose surgery as it would be a permanent solution. The surgery went great. After a week I went in and had the stints removed. It was a hallelujah moment!!! I could breathe. I mean REALLY BREATHE! That night I had the best sleep I've had in years and it's still that way after 3 months. Dr. Shvidler is AWESOME!! Very professional, caring, knowledgeable and very, very good at what he does.
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Kellie Bock – Jun 14, 2022
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Dr. Shvindler went above and beyond with my care. His work is absolutely incredible! I started to breathe better immediately after having my bandages removed. I am unbelievably pleased with the results of my septo-rhinoplasty with rib graft. To top it all off, I’ve never been more pleased with my reflection in the mirror. I didn’t think it was possible to ever have a nose this straight. It fits my face perfectly!! Very natural end result. Dr. Shvindler goes above and beyond for his patients and his beautiful work speaks for itself. The entire staff was helpful! The nurses, doctors, and even the lady who helped with processing insurance paperwork were all very thorough. I can honestly say this surgery was life changing! Dr. Shvindler well exceeded my expectations. His reputation as a surgeon is fabulous for a reason. If it was possible to leave more than a 5 star rating, I would give my overall experience with the Multicare team 10 stars.
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September Luketz – Feb 19, 2022
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I made a 2 surgery with him to fix my nose. I don’t like the result and my nose tilted I have two different side .
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Faten – Aug 10, 2021
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I would highly recommend Dr Schvidler. He is very caring, patient, explains everything as well at puts you at ease. He is fantastic at what he does. His staff spoke very highly of him and were also very caring. This also put me at ease for a procedure I had to have done. He is a true professional and you won’t be disappointed in his work. He is very gifted individual who genuinely is out to help his patients have the best experience so they can move on to recovery.
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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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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!
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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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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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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!!!
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Billie in Gig Harbor, WA – Oct 09, 2018
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Great results and very personable!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Gig Harbor, WA – Sep 10, 2018
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Very happy with my results!
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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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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.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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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.
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 – Jul 31, 2017
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Care Philosophy

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

Biography

Joseph Shvidler, MD, is double board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (ENT). He has been in practice for over...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

University Of Washington Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
Tripler Army Med Center
Internship Hospital
Tripler Army Medical Center Hospital
Internship Hospital
2007
Tripler Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
PA STATE UNIV COLL OF MED
Medical School
2002
Penn State University Coll Med Milton S Hershey Med Ctr
Medical School
2002
Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
Medical School
1998
Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Awards

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

Dr. Shvidler frequently treats Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Acute Sinusitis, and Skin Grafts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shvidler treats.

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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.

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Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
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Dr. Shvidler performs Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Shvidler performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

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Dr. Shvidler treats Acute Sinusitis more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Shvidler treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

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Dr. Shvidler performs Skin Grafts more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Shvidler performs this procedure more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Shvidler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Aging Face
  • Cleft Lip
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dermabrasion
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Lip Cancer
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Injuries
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rhinophyma
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laxity
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring

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Locations

MultiCare Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Frank S. Baker Center316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Ste 203 Tacoma, WA 98405
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MultiCare ENT, Allergy & Med Aesthetics - Gig Harbor4545 Point Fosdick Dr # 250 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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