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Dr. Robert Thornton, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 74

  
Dr. Thornton

Ear Nose & Throat Center

8575 Fern Ave Ste 103 Shreveport, LA 71105
Accepting new patients

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(318) 798-0759

Dr. Robert Thornton, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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Dr. Thornton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Dr. Thornton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of his peers

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

Allergic Reaction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats Allergic Reaction more than 99% of his peers

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

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thornton treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Thornton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • 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
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiogram
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deafness Conductive - Stapedial - Ear Malformation - Facial Palsy
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tympanometry
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Thornton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thornton

4.3

Based on 4 reviews

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thornton joined the Ear, Nose & Throat Center in 1977. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas and completed his specialty training at Tulane University. Dr. Thornton is married with three children with three beautiful granddaughters! His son, Blake Thornton joined the Ear, Nose & Throat Center in July, 2015. 

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1977
Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1974
Emory-Grady Meml Med Hosp
Residency Hospital
1971
Tulane-Charity Hosp
Internship Hospital

Awards

Locations

Ear Nose & Throat Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)