Dr. Michael Paparella, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 87
  
Dr. Paparella

Minneapolis Ear, Head, & Neck Clinic

701 25th Ave S Ste 200 Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Dr. Michael Paparella, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has over 63 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Paparella has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1957. He is affiliated with University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank Campus. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Paparella to book an appointment.


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Dr Paperella restored my hearing to 100%! I was told for 30 yrs I had Menieres disease n I would go deaf. Dr Paperella said I was misdiagnosed and I had oto sclerosis and surgery would return most, if not all, my hearing! He did, praise God! Now this good man is retiring and has an autobiography out! You must have them help you at this clinic! They are outstanding!
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Mrs Karan Hillberg – Jun 27, 2020
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Dr Paparella did surgery for my Meiners disease and I am greatly relieved of the worst conditions. I am so grateful that my Dr in North Dakota refered me here.
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Gary Skramstad – Aug 27, 2019
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While you can expect to wait awhile for appointments, you will not find a more experienced surgeon around. I spent years with chronic ear infections, and was in imminent danger of meningitis due to cholesteatoma. He looked in my ear, sent me immediately across the street for a CT Scan, and had me on his surgery books ASAP prior to even an insurance approval. His method has a minimal recurrence rate, which is rare with the mastoid surgery I required. He’s old school, but effective.
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Carrie in MN – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr Paparella helped me with Meniere’s when there was no one else who even knew what it was. All other Dr’s just said, “sorry,guess whatever it is you’ll have to live with vertigo.” Thank goodness I found Dr Paparella! He knew what to do and never gives up til he helps you! They don’t really make Dr’s like him anymore.
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Becky Honey in Mpls MN – May 09, 2018
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As a kid, I had an extremely bad case of chronic ear infections. I had no inner ear left, infections had destroyed everything. I’d had multiple rounds of tubes, my adenoids and tonsils removed and so many antibiotics that I’d become immune. Dr P. saved me. It took a few years, a mastoidectomy and multiple attempts at reconstruction before the infection stopped but Dr P. was tenacious and didn’t give up. His innovative procedures were a godsend, and as a kid he was my hero.
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May 07, 2018
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Don’t know much about the Dr. but the clinic protocols smack of the middle ages. Be prpared to wait and wait and wait again! It’s no way to treat patients. Appointment times are meaningless.
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Minneapolis, MN – Nov 08, 2017
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I've seen Paparella for over 20 years. Without him I wouldn't have hearing at all. He not only treats me, but my children as well! Sometimes the wait time is long, he always fits me in his schedule when I'm in need, and they understand travel time. After reading other reviews, I ask that in all doctors keep in mind if you don't understand ask questions and if you have questions ask them! I've put my full trust in Dr.P and I'm one of his lifelong patients. I recommend him to everyone always.
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Dr. Michael Paparella, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has over 63 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Paparella has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He g...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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Education

1961
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1958
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1957
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

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Practice Areas

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paparella treats Vertigo more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Paparella treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Meniere's Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paparella treats Meniere's Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Paparella treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Otitis Media
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Paparella treats Otitis Media more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Paparella treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Paparella's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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Minneapolis Ear, Head, & Neck Clinic701 25th Ave S Ste 200 Minneapolis, MN 55454
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University of Minnesota Medical Center - West Bank Campus

Minneapolis, MN

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average