Dr. Michael Widick, MD

Dr. Michael Widick, MD

Sinus Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Michael Widick, MD is a sinus surgery specialist in Cocoa Beach, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1989 and specializes in sinus surgery, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.Read his story

333 W Cocoa Beach Cswy Ste B

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

Contact Information

(321) 799-9797

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Laryngitis
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Ear Disorders
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Larynx Conditions
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Dr. Widick's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Widick "I have been in private practice in Cocoa Beach, FL since 2002. Prior to that, I served for six years in the United States Air Force as the Chief of Otolaryngology at Yokota Air Base, Japan and Bitburg Air Base, Germany. I separated honorably on 30 Jun 2001 to pursue a civilian career. I have maintained an active practice in General Otolaryngology with emphasis on surgery on the nose and sinuses, ears and head and neck. My residency training at the University of Miami was extremely strong in advanced Nasal and Sinus Surgery including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Face, Head and Neck Surgery, and advanced Ear Surgery. I perform office based surgery for skin, throat and neck biopsies and excisions. I have been performing balloon sinus dilation since 2007 and offer this procedure in the office for appropriate candidates. Nasal polyps can be removed in the office as well. I also perform minor ear procedures such as biopsies, aspiration of middle ear fluid with and without tubes and treatment of middle and inner ear disease with intra-tympanic (behind the eardrum) medications in the office. Academically, I was honored with the First Place Clinical Science Research Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and received several other awards for excellence in research during his residency (see Honors & Awards below). I have remained an active surgeon but during my 20 years of private practice, I have worked harder to alleviate symptoms and diseases medically reserving surgery for patients who do not respond to medical management. Personally, I am married and have three young children in Elementary and Middle Schools. My outside interests include gardening, surfing and other water sports. Honors and Awards: First Place Award 1995 Chandler Society Resident and Fellow Research Day for: Rapid cochlear monitoring, utilizing distortion-product otoacoustic emission phase change, in a rabbit model. Editorial Review Board, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery1995-1996. First Place Award (Clinical Science Category), 1994 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery/ARO National Research Forum for: Early Effects of Cerebellopontine Angle Compression on Rabbit DPOAEs: A Model for Monitoring Cochlear Function During Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. Second Place Award, Society of Military Otolaryngologists, for: Early Effects of Cerebellopontine Angle Compression on Rabbit DPOAEs: A Model for Monitoring Cochlear Function During Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. Health Professions Scholarship, USAF Selby Foundation Academic Scholarship. Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Widick "Medical ethicists divide medical practice styles into 2 broad categories, Paternalism or "the doctor makes decisions and the patient follows his orders" and Patient Autonomy where the "physician provides information and the patient makes the decisions." I have always leaned towards the side of Patient Autonomy but have found uses for both practice styles. At least once or twice a week, a patient will tell me, "you are the doctor, tell me what to do!" If the situation is appropriate, I will. Conversely, sometimes a well-informed patient will make what I perceive as the wrong decision. When this is due to anxiety, psychological illness; often in a state of denial about the severity of their illness; I may take a more paternalistic view. Rarely, this might be due to religious beliefs. Under such circumstances, I try to accommodate their beliefs. This is what makes medicine as much an art as a science. I will do my best to serve you and solve your ENT problems. Welcome to my practice."

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Specialties

  • Sinus Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

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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)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society., 1982-1985
  • Health Professions Scholarship, USAF, 1986-1989
  • First Place Award (Clinical Science Category - National Level) American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 1994
  • First Place Award - Chandler Society Resident and Fellow Research Day, 1995
  • Second Place Award, Society of Military Otolaryngologists, 1995
  • Editorial Review Board, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 1995-1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Widick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Widick to family and friends
4.3
based on 49 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (49)

  • 5
    (40)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Widick's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Merritt Island, FL
I just had my deviated septum fixed by Dr. Widick and he is awesome! Recovery has been easy and he even called me back late the night of my surgery when I was panicking because I couldn’t breathe. Thank you, Dr. Widick. Very friendly staff, too.
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in Merritt Island, FL
Dr. Widick is superb. He is an old fashioned doctor who does whatever is needed to treat patients successfully, while most doctors focus on quantity and moving patients through quickly, I am a complicated almost constant chronic sinusitis patient. He has worked tirelessly to return me to a state of...more
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in Cape Canaveral
Dr Widick was recommended to me and I have been forever please. He has restored my faith in Doctors. Nice bedside manners. The procedure he performed on vocal cord has been a success. I was quite leary on the procedure after another physician damaged my vocal cord. But so far so good. Thank you!
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in Rockledge, FL
Excellent ENT.
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in Merritt Island, FL
I had deviated septum surgery done by Dr. Widick last month was very pleased with the results. Breathing easier than I have in a long time. What really surprised me was the ease of the surgery and the short recovery time. Had heard horror stories of this type of surgery but only had a couple of...more
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