Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD
Dr. Robert Defatta, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Altoona, WI. He has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Defatta is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Rusk County Memorial Hospital, Chippewa Valley Hospital, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Western Wisconsin Health , Black River Memorial Hospital, Oakleaf Surgical Hospital, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.

1490 Rivers Edge Dr

Altoona, WI 54720

Contact Information

(715) 828-2368

Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 25 More

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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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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
151

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gland Cancer
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hyperacusis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Melanoma
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • 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 Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • TMJ
  • Tension Headache
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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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® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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

Dr. Defatta has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Defatta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defatta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defatta to family and friends
4.1
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Defatta's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • 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 (1)
Eau Claire, WI |
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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Dr. Defatta accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service

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Hospitals where Dr. Defatta has admitting privileges

Black River Memorial Hospital
711 W Adams St
Black River Falls, WI 54615
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Chippewa Valley Hospital
1220 3rd Avenue West
Durand, WI 54736
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Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
11040 N State Road 77
Hayward, WI 54843
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HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
900 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
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HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
2661 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
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Memorial Medical Center
216 Sunset Pl
Neillsville, WI 54456
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Oakleaf Surgical Hospital
1000 Oakleaf Way
Altoona, WI 54720
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Our Lady of Victory Hospital
1120 Pine St
Stanley, WI 54768
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Rusk County Memorial Hospital
900 College Ave W
Ladysmith, WI 54848
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Western Wisconsin Health 
1100 Bergslien Street
Baldwin, WI 54002
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