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Dr. Matthew Zavod, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male

Dr. Zavod

Dignity Health Medical Foundation - Woodland and Davis

2440 W Covell Blvd Davis, CA 95616
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(530) 668-2600

Dr. Matthew Zavod, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Davis, CA. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Low wait times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
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Dr. Zavod accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
ChoiceCare Network
Coventry Health Care
Covered California
Blue Cross Advantage PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zavod's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Zavod treats Laryngitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Zavod treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
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Dr. Zavod treats Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Zavod treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Loss of Smell and-or Taste

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zavod treats Loss of Smell and-or Taste more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Zavod treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Zavod's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • 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
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

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What People Say About Dr. Matthew Zavod, MD
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I saw Dr. Zavod after I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. When I started to cry at my office appointment while we were discussing treatment options (full thyroidectomy and radiation treatment), Dr. Zavod literally said in a cold and condescending tone, "Is THAT why you're upset?" I guess a life changing cancer diagnosis is not a justifiable reason for emotion in Dr. Zavod's eyes. It really makes me question the Dignity Health, "Hello Humankindess" logo.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to caring for people using the highest standards and quality. While I see patients for general otolaryngologic (Ear, Nose and Throat) concerns, the focus of my work is reconstructive surgery of the face. As a vocalist, I also have a sp...


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery University Of Toronto
Fellowship Hospital
Otolaryngology Heand and Neck Surgery University Of Vermont College Of Med
Residency Hospital
General Surgery University Of Vermont College Of Med
Internship Hospital
Jefferson Medical College
Medical School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Winner of the AAFPRS Gillies Award for best basic research, 2006

Media & Publications

  • Changing Perceptions of Beauty: A Surgeon’s Perspective., 2006
  • Otogenic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: a new technique for closure of cerebrospinal fluid leak., 2000
  • Laryngeal Tuberculosis: A Public Health Concern, 2015
  • The Dorsal Nasal Flap, 2005
  • Otoplasty. Atlas of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.,
  • Complications of Otoplasty, Ch. 59, Complications of Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • Analysis of the Efficacy of Marketing Tools in Facial Plastic Surgery, 2008
  • Hemophilus influenzae lymphadenopathy in a patient with agammaglobulinemia: Clinical-histologic-microbiologic correlation and review of the literature., 2005
  • Frequency of cochlear enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging in patients with autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss., 2000

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