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Dr. Matthew Straka, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 50

  14 Reviews
Dr. Straka
1050 Bower Hill Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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Dr. Matthew Straka, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Straka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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UPMC
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Dr. Straka's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straka treats Earwax Buildup more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Straka treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straka treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Straka treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Head and Neck Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Straka performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Straka performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Straka's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Straka

3.6

Based on 14 reviews

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Waited 2.5 hours to see the doctor who was unapologetic. Absolutely unacceptable. We had called to let them know we'd be about 10 minutes late. When we told him how long we had waited he said he thought we were an hour and a half late!! Um NO. Office staff was friendly. I'll never go there again.
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Be prepared for a very long wait time. He doesn't listen well at all. I wish I'd never chose him.
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The office staff is awful. I am currently in the office where I have been for over 2 hours. I am told by the front desk that this is a typical wait. The exam room (where I've been for 25 minutes) has equipment that looks like it hasn't been updated in forever. The other doctor is actually seeing a patient across the hall with doors still open (mine and hers). That seems very inappropriate. I will revisit my review for an opinion of the doctor himself if and when I get to see him.
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Low quality office staff. rude ignorant and in my opinion totally incompetent. Straka piles the patients in to maximise profits and than the patient waits literately hours to get in. The first time i waited two and a half hours. today two hours before it was found out the staff didnt check me in as they were supposed to. And this was after they rescheduled me for this appoint on short notice. An office that doesnt care at all about patients and only about the money in the bank.
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I meet with Dr. Matthew Straka yesterday. It was a horrible experience. He was rude and left the room while I was still talking and trying to explain my symptoms to him. He waved his hands in front of my face while he stood in front of me and said "we have a failure to communicate!" You don't talk to your patients like that!!! I left there crying and so upset. A resolution was not reached. He did absolutely nothing to help me.
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Dr Straka was amazing with my daughter Brooke when he took her tonsils out he was always upfront about what was going to happen and came to see me as soon as the procedure was done. I give him 5 ?????????? I would recommend him to anyone needing an ear, nose and throat Doctor.
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He's everything a Doctor should be. He listens attentively, addresses all questions and concerns, explains things that are confusing and genuinely cares. Not many doctors these days have much of a bedside manner.
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Biography

Dr. Matthew Straka, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

University Health Center Of Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
1997
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997

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