Dr. Ryan Hester, MD

Dr. Ryan Hester, MD

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Dr. Ryan Hester, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngic allergy.

361 Southport Cir Ste 100

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Contact Information

(757) 464-1500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hester performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Allergic Reaction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dizziness
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hester's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

78  Conditions Treated

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36  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Fellow of American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hester has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hester's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hester to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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

Dr. Hester's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

My health insurance has a 20% deductible. I was charged $40. tells me my cost would at least be $200.00, ridiculous. When he finally saw me after waiting over an hour beyond my scheduled appointment time. He handled my case very dismissively. After a five minute exam. he saw I was chewing gum...more
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