Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Fitzgerald's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dizziness
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Dizziness more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgerald treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Earwax Buildup more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fitzgerald treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fitzgerald treats Vertigo more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo

Dr. Fitzgerald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • 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
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is a board certified otolaryngologist who has been in his profession for 15 years. He has particular interests in minimally invasive treatments for the paranasal sinuses and has particular experience and interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Stanford U
Residency Hospital
Stanford University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Stanford University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1993
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993

Awards

Dr. Fitzgerald's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fitzgerald

3.7

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)

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Dr. Fitzgerald looked at my voice box and said i had a cancer and he looked after and before my radiation treatments . he found my cancer in early stage and i am cancer free to date. I find he is a terrific Dr.
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I have had major sinus issues since I was born. This is my second time back and I know why I left. Spent 5 minutes with the doctor, he looked in my nose and neglected my ear and say nothing he could do with no solutions. My copay for that 5 minute visit $350.00! Never again. No solutions!
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Dr Fitzgerald was very rude & short felt like he was rushing us , also he talked to us like we were incompetent “I’m not gonna sit here and argue w/you,I’m the doctor and I’ve done this for a long time” while trying to explain my symptoms 2 him . I’m a cash patient so he gets his money right away, didn’t realize that I couldn’t have 5 mins of his time 2 discuss my symptoms. DO NOT waste your time and $ it’s $150-$200 per cash visit , not worth a single penny !!!!!!! Negative ??
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I am writing this on behalf of both myself & my husband. We cannot be more thankful for being referred (by a friend who is a doctor) to this man. He was thorough in reviewing our concerns, communicated & expedited the needed direction quickly & is clearly technically skilled. More importantly, he & his assistant Lauren, went above & beyond to provide the needed care & compassion when we received a lymphoma diagnosis. Totally trust them. Someone else called him an angel-they got it right.
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My daughter needed her tonsils removed and Dr Fitzgerald was not only an amazing surgeon, but he took the time with my daughter to make sure she was comfortable, he took the time to care for her. This is a good man and a good doctor and I am so thrilled we found him for this procedure.
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