Dr. Melissa Pynnonen, MD

Dr. Melissa Pynnonen, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Melissa Pynnonen, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Livonia, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1994 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

19900 Haggerty Rd

Livonia, MI 48152

Contact Information

(734) 432-7811

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pynnonen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Loss of Smell and-or Taste
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nosebleed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Pynnonen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

81  Conditions Treated

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26  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pynnonen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pynnonen's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pynnonen to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Pynnonen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had a great experience with Dr. Pynnonen from the initial office visit to her manners. She was very knowledgeable about my issues related to nasal polyps and asthma and called me personally after a trip to the ER to make sure I was ok. Her office made sure I kept my follow up visits and she...more
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I had just one appointment with Dr. Pynnonen. She was not helpful and not able to accurately diagnose what was wrong. It was a waste of my time (money, and insurance copays). My insurance paid the bill, but if it were me paying I would be angry.
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Although she was pleasant, she wasn't able to accurately diagnose my issue after performing a diagnostic nasal endoscopy (went up my nose with a camera), but did bill it as a surgery. Additionally, she had a guest with her during the appointment, but only asked if it was ok in front of the other...more
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Asked in advance if a procedure would hurt and she said no, absolutely not. When it was painful, due to lack of numbing agent in area treated and I winced and eyes watered she apologized profusely and tried numbing it more after the fact. In her defense, her assistant numbed it, but I still got...more
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