Dr. Michael Spafford, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 58

Dr. Michael Spafford, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Spafford has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures and Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Colorado School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Unm Hospital and Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spafford to book an appointment.

Dr. Spafford

Univ. of New Mexico Hospital

2211 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Spafford

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Spafford treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Spafford treats other conditions, please contact the office at (505) 272-2336.

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Spafford is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Spafford
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Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Parathyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

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 Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Spafford is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Spafford
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Tinnitus
Outer Ear Infection
Conductive Hearing Loss
Deafness
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Spafford's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Spafford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spafford

4.1

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(2)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (9)
  • Explained conditions well (9)
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (4)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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Dr. Spafford saved my life 17 1/2 years ago! He is the only doctor that I trust! He tells the truth and respects the patient! Thank you Dr. Spafford!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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jhaedtler – Sep 05, 2019
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I not only visited wth Dr. Spafford but he also did my Parathyroid Surgery. He is a very patient person, he took all the time I needed to ask all question I had about Surgery, and even tho one of the Top few Specialist ENT Surgeon in New Mexico, He took my case, and did my surgery wth some complications as the Gland was much larger than anticipated, and was successful wth a fantastic Surgery and Anesthesiology of 7 or more. I would go bk to Dr. Michael in a heartbeat.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
2 people found this helpful
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Felix KM Galanti – Jul 23, 2019
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Quick in and quick out. Did not explain much. I have my ear and throat problem for years and need a specialist quite often. Looking for another doctor...
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Mar 10, 2019
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Patient broke his jaw severely and had surgery done by this doctor. Surgery required his mouth to be wired shut and the doctor only gave him a week recover period to go back to work. Doctor got upset when he had to fill out sick leave paperwork for patients work. HIS WORK REQUIRES HIM TO TALK INTO A HEADSET. He will have his mouth wired shut for more than 3 weeks so doesn’t make sense. He also prescribed medication in pill form, not liquid. Doesn’t make sense.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Britney in Albuquerque , NM – Aug 16, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Spafford, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Johns Hopkins Med Instns
Fellowship Hospital
1997
U Colo Hlth Scis Ctr
Residency Hospital
1993
Exempla St Joseph Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medical School
,

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Spafford, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Spafford has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Spafford, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Michael Spafford, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Michael Spafford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Spafford frequently treats Endocrine Surgical Procedures and Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Spafford specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Spafford, MD's office located?

Dr. Spafford's office is located at 2211 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Univ. of New Mexico Hospital2211 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
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University of New Mexico1 University Of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Spafford is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Unm Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Rio Rancho, NM

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average