Dr. Robert Thornton, MD

Dr. Robert Thornton, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Robert Thornton, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences in 1970 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

2121 Line Ave

Shreveport, LA 71104

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 99% of peers
Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Thornton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thornton "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. "

2  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

67  Conditions Treated


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39  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiogram
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • 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 of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tympanometry
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Tulane Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Emory Grady Meml Med Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Tulane
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Thornton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornton to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thornton's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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