Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD

Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med in 2007 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

2601 TVC

Nashville, TN 37232

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
more than 99% of peers
Deviated Septum
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enlarged Turbinates
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Athavale'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.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

84  Conditions Treated


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46  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
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • 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 Tennessee.

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Vanderbilt U/Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Vanderbilt U/Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Royal Melbourne Hosp University Melbourne
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Athavale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Athavale's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Athavale to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Athavale's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I had the pleasure of shadowing Dr. Athavale for a few days, and I got to see him interact with dozens of patients. I can confidently say that Dr. Athavale is one of the most proficient and knowledgeable ENT physicians in the country. If you are looking for the best ENT care possible, you need...more
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Dr. A is obviously a brilliant physician. However, he's abrupt and has no bedside manner. When dealing with head and neck cancers, a physician who is kind and who listens is critical.
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Abrupt, rude, no follow-up, uncaring. Arrogant and narcissistic. Obviously knows his field, but terrible bedside manner. Highly not recommended.
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