Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Altoona, WI and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Lsu Health Sciences Center, Shreveport in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.

1490 Rivers Edge Trl

Altoona, WI 54720

Contact Information

(715) 828-2368

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • 30 More

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Top Care Areas

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Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
more than 99% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

148  Conditions Treated

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67  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
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.

1 Sanction
  • Unprofessional Conduct (5/17/2017)
    Action Taken: License Restricted
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Wisconsin
1 Board Action
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/26/2018)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New York

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defatta's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defatta to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Defatta's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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