Dr. Richard Vivero, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 39

Dr. Richard Vivero, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Miami, FL and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vivero has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Hospital Of Miami and Doctors Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vivero to book an appointment.

Dr. Vivero

South Florida ENT Associates

8940 N Kendall Dr Ste 504e Miami, FL 33176
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vivero

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vivero treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vivero treats other conditions, please contact the office at (305) 595-6200.

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.

Dr. Vivero is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

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Postnasal Drip
Allergic Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Vivero's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Repair
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Malignant Tumor of the Head and-or Neck
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(305) 595-6200

Dr. Vivero accepts the following insurance:

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AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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TriCare for Life
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United Healthcare

Dr. Vivero's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vivero

4.6

Based on 40 ratings

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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.5%
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What went well
  • Office environment (38)
  • Staff friendliness (38)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (36)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
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I am very comfortable with Dr. Vivero. He is very thorough and listens to what you have to say and makes sure you have no more questions before you leave. He is extremely friendly which helps you not have the "doctors visit" nerves. Have never been late taking me in at my appointment time. Truly genuine good personality. The kind of doctor I like to see....
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Don Hawkins – Jul 29, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Vivero for about 2 years. He finally convinced me to undergo a surgical procedure to remove a cyst on my vocal cords and alleviate the pain and constant hoarseness. He is very knowledgeable and the wait time is about 10-15 minutes. I would recommend Dr. Vivero to anyone suffering from a vocal cord disorder.
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Cindy – Sep 13, 2019
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I went in for a second surgery for an issue I had previously had & been treated by a different doctor. The surgery with Dr. Vivero was not as involved as the first time, but was a totally different experience. The first time I had a lot of pain and a pretty long recovery. The surgery with Dr. Vivero was amazing, I had NO pain or even discomfort, the surgery center was great and much less expensive than the hospital setting I had used the first time. I think he is a very talented 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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Marci Trautenberg in Miami, FL – Jun 25, 2018
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I saw Dr. Vivero the first time in July, 2016, after being diagnosed with vocal chord cancer and going through 6 months of alternative cancer treatments. I had only a few tiny spots remaining on my vocal chords, and Dr. Vivero performed laser surgery to remove them. I had a second laser surgery on my vocal chords in March of 2017 because he had found a few new spots. I have been cancer free since then but continue to see him every 8 weeks. He's an expert at putting the tube down my throat.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deborah Lineman in Tamarac, FL – Apr 15, 2018
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Dr. Vivero is an excellent doctor, tremendous bed side manner, very dedicated to his patients. His recommendation that I have surgery for a cancerous tumor on my vocal chord sooner rather than late saved my life. Ii would highly recommend Dr. Vivero to anyone needing an expert in the field of ENT.
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Charles Warnick in Tequesta – Feb 17, 2018
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Dr. Viviero and his staff are probably the most professional in South Florida. From the moment you walk in to the solution of your condition they are the best. Dr. Vivero's expertise demonstrated that I was confident that he would take care of my situation. IF YOU HAVE A GRANULOMA ON YOUR VC, Dr. Vivero es the best solution to your problem. Great people person and extremely punctual. I highly recommend you visit him, Thanks Emile
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Emile A. De Boyrie in Miami, FL – Dec 05, 2017
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My thoughts when I had the surgery where great. But as I'm here suffering from an inexperienced doctor of how he affected my parathyroid glands for the rest of my life bc he wasn't experienced surgically. I am mad, sad bc of what I have to go through now. And him telling me bc my thyroid was so sticky and slimy which made no sense to me at all. After 2 years I came to realization that his lack of surgical expertise messed me up for life. I will never go back to him again.
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Savannah, GA – Oct 27, 2017
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Dr. Vivero did my mom's surgery... she had a cyst on her voice box. Very good and friendly doctor.
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Gabi Dimitrova in West Palm Beach, FL – Jul 22, 2017
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If you are a singer or actor, or you depend a lot on your voice, Vivero is the best doctor in south florida.
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Lito Becerra in Miami – Feb 22, 2017
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Wow a nice, caring doctor in Miami! I thought that no longer existed but I was pleasantly surprised. I only had to wait 5 minutes (a doctor that actually respects your time!!) and he really listened to me and correctly diagnosed me after years of pain and suffering and misdiagnoses. He even called me a few days later to see how I was doing. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised by this! I do not think a doctor has ever called me to see how I was doing! I highly reccommend him!
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Lauren B in Miami, FL – Aug 31, 2016
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Very happy with the results of my vocal chord surgery. Dr. Vivero is extremely knowledgable and answered all my questions without making me feel rushed. Excellent Dr. and very friendly staff.
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Dania Baltodano in Miami, FL – Aug 01, 2016
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Dr. Vivero is phenomenal physician. I highly recommend him. I've seen several ENTs over the past couple years with the same reoccurring issue and he was the first to give a possible solution. After years of congestion Dr. Vivero completely relieved my symptoms with a quick 15 minute office procedure.
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Dessdanielle in Miami, Florisa – Jul 28, 2016
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EXCELLENT DOCTOR... VERY KIND, SUPER PROFESSIONAL, EXCELLENT BED SIDE MANNERS
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Donna Tomala in Miami, FL – Jul 14, 2016
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I would like recommend Dr Richard Vivero for any ENT procedures. Dr Vivero was polite provided excellent care, explained the procedure, and followed up after my operation.
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Kenia in Miami, FL – Jun 10, 2016
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I was referred to Dr. Vivero by another ENT who suggested that I have my vocal cord cyst removed as my voice quality had been deteriorating. I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Vivero and his staff in his Coral Gables office. I had a great experience from the initial scheduling of my surgery all the way to my follow up visit two weeks after the surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Vivero for any and all ENT voice related issues. The removal of my cyst didn't even hurt and I healed quickly.
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Ann Marie Milan in Miami, FL – May 11, 2016
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HE WAS VERY EMPATHETIC TO MY FEELINGS. HE MADE ME FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AND EXPLAINED ALL THAT HE WAS DOING. HE WAS ALSO VERY GENTLE AND THOROUGH.
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DONNA JONAS in Miami, FL – Apr 11, 2016
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Had a great experience with Dr.Vivero and his staff. They performed my procedure swiftly and expertly. Healing was great, and Dr. Vivero's prognosis was right upon getting my results. His team is very nice as well.
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Mar 25, 2016
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I recently had sinus surgery with Dr. Vivero (deviated septum and turbinate reduction), and strongly recommend him. He did a great job managing my expectations about what would happen, and how long the recovery would be. His follow up has been outstanding, and most importantly, the results have made a great difference in my life. Highly recommended!
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FJC in Miami, FL – Mar 09, 2016
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He's very nice and explains everything very well. He's very thorough
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide the best care of the ears, nose, and throat issues with particularly attention paid to voice and airway issues.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
Residency Hospital
2010
University of Miami Hospital
Internship Hospital
2007
Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Medical School
2003
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Richard Vivero, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Vivero, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vivero frequently treats Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Vivero specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Vivero, MD's office located?

Dr. Vivero's office is located at 8940 N Kendall Dr Ste 504e, Miami, FL 33176. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Vivero, MD speak?

Dr. Vivero speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

South Florida ENT Associates

South Florida ENT Associates8940 N Kendall Dr Ste 504e Miami, FL 33176
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Baptist Hospital Of Miami

Miami, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Doctors Hospital

Coral Gables, FL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

Homestead Hospital

Homestead, FL

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Miami Cancer Institute

Miami, FL

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Miami Beach, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Miami, FL

South Miami Hospital

South Miami, FL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Miami, FL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)