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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male

Dr. Defatta

De Fatta ENT & Facial Plastic S

1490 Rivers Edge Trl Altoona, WI 54720

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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Altoona, WI and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.


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(715) 828-2368

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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (5/17/2017)View details
3 board actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (11/2/2018)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/27/2018)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/26/2018)View details
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Dr. Defatta's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Defatta treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Defatta treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Allergic Reaction
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Dr. Defatta treats Allergic Reaction more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Defatta treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
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Dr. Defatta treats Pulmonary Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Defatta treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Defatta's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Biopsy
  • Black Eye
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Dentoalveolar Lesion Tumor
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liver Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Melanoma
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Motion Sickness
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Palate Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Defatta, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Altoona, WI and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

2008
Williams Center For Facial Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical College
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Ut Southwestern Parkland Health Hosp Syst
Residency Hospital
2003
Ut Southwestern Parkland Health Hosp Syst
Internship Hospital
2002
Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
Medical School
2000
Ph D In Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport
1995
Lsu
Undergraduate School
2008
2007
2003
2002
2000
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Defatta's Reviews

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In it for the money not for the patient. So incredibly disappointed with him and Oakleaf Surgery Center.
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I have seen Dr. Defatta for a couple years and have heard bad reviews but I refuse to believe any of it. He has been nothing but a great person to me and taken care of me. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Defatta: great personality but care-wise: questionable. He said I needed tubes put in my ears & under light sedation would be easy in & out proc. Later I was told I wasn't still enough, so, without my knowledge or consent, he put me under GENERAL Anesthesa, put the tubes in & left. I woke up several hours LATER in a dark room, alone & confused. Later, a different ENT dr discovered the tubes were put in CROOKED & WRONG!. My ear drum has a permanent hole it it now! Worse off now than before!
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