Dr. Ravi Swamy, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male
  
Dr. Swamy
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Metropolitan ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery

6355 Walker Ln Alexandria, VA 22310

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(703) 313-7700

Dr. Ravi Swamy, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Swamy has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Swamy to book an appointment.


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Dr. Swamy accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
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HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
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Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
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Humana
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Sleep Disorders more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Sleep Apnea more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy performs Intranasal or Sinus Procedure more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Swamy performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Swamy performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Swamy performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Ear Ache more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Earwax Buildup
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Swamy treats Earwax Buildup more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Swamy treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

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Dr. Swamy's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Black Eye
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • 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 or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Swamy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Swamy

4.4

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
82.85714285714286%
(29)
4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(1)
1 Star
11.428571428571429%
(4)
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  • Listened & answered questions (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (30)
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He is great! Didn’t give me multiple prescriptions to try and give me the run around like other “well known” ENTs in the area. He listened to my concerns, ordered the appropriate tests and performed my sinus reconstruction surgery, all within a month might I add! It’s allergy season and I haven’t sneezed yet, my senses are better and no more congestion! I definitely recommend Dr. Swamy
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Emily – Mar 20, 2020
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Dr. Swamy is not only a very caring, competent, genuine surgeon he’s a nice person who really cares. He never rushes you during your appointment, answers all of your questions and explains things in a manner that makes sense to non-clinical people. I’ve referred my entire family to him as well as several friends and co-workers. He’s a Top Doc for sure!
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Shannon R. – Jan 31, 2020
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Great Dr. highly recommend!
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Jan 16, 2020
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Dr. Swami is a very compassionate and competent physician. He makes sure to spend a lot of time with you and answers questions in laymens terms rather than medical jargon. He is a long way from where I lived in DC, but it's worth it. I highly recommend him and will use him in the future for serious ENT issues even though I have moved out of state.
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Andy McKinnon – Dec 04, 2019
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Smart,Skilled, caring, punctual. Instills great confidence.
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Feb 21, 2019
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Dr. Swamy is a wonderful person and surgeon. I was nervous for my septoplasty and rhinoplasty, but he spent time talking with me and answered all my questions. Straightening my septum helped my sinuses and breathing, and now I have a pretty nose. :-) I've recommended him to several co-workers and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an ENT doctor/surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Gena in Arlington, VA – Aug 30, 2018
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Dr. Swamy is amazing. I was really afraid to have my surgery. He really cared, he alleviated my fears, by holding my hand. He told me he would make certain all went well and I would be alright. He did amazing surgery and I can breath for the first time in years. He is a WONDEFUL Doctor and person. He really cares!! Thank you Dr. Swamy !!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Patricia Mook in NC – Jul 24, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ravi Swamy, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Swamy has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Ear, ...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Stanford University Med Center
Residency Hospital
2005
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Med
Internship Hospital
2004
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Metropolitan ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery

Metropolitan Ear Nose and Throat6355 Walker Ln Alexandria, VA 22310
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)