Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 40

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Dawsonville, GA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cartersville Medical Center and Northside Hospital Cherokee. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD

ENT Of Georgia

100 Dawson Commons Cir Ste 140 Dawsonville, GA 30534 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Athavale's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sleep Apnea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Sleep Apnea more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Athavale performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Athavale's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(770) 217-6224

Dr. Athavale accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Athavale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Athavale

4.3

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
16.129032258064516%
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Highly recommend
Dr. Athavale did a partial thyroidectomy to treat my husband's thyroid cancer. He thoroughly explained the pros and cons of completely removing the thyroid versus only removing the diseased side. He made a compelling case, but ultimately left the decision to the patient. My husband will follow up with Dr. Athavale with biannual ultrasound scans and we are very confident in his abilities. I have seen Dr. Athavale for hearing loss and his has an audiologist in his office. We recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tj and Francie Chambers – Mar 06, 2022
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After four years, and many visits to two different ENT doctors for a chronic ear infection, I found Dr. Athavale. He was interested in the history of the infection, and was very caring. He discovered a tumor behind my eardrum. If left undiscovered, it could have affected my facial muscles and my brain. Thank you, Dr. Athavale
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 03, 2021
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Both Dr's are very professional but easy to talk to. They both explained everything well. We definitely recommend Dr. Athavale's services. Highly skilled Dr's in this office. Professional services and courteous. Staff is very nice and helpful. Clean office - very pleasant.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ENT - A Welcoming Office – Jun 29, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Athavale as he is excellent in his craft and provided me with outstanding care and patient service! He called me the day after my surgery to check on me and since then has texted me multiple times to make sure that I am doing well. You won't be disappointed with Dr. Athavale for your ENT needs. I will recommend him to everyone I know that needs to see an ENT specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beth LaFountain – Feb 20, 2020
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Athavale. Dr. Athavale is an excellent surgeon who is very professional and courteous with his patients. He gave us detailed information about the diagnosis, the surgery and the post surgery treatment. The surgery went extremely well and the follow up phone call and appointments show that he genuinely cares about his patients. The staff is also very nice and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Athavale.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dan Ogneru – Dec 28, 2019
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Beautiful office with dedicated staff. Dr Athavale listened to my concerns with my ear and developed a plan that will address the problem. He explained each step of the procedure, giving me a chance to catch my breath. WILL recommend to ALL!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Johns Creek, GA – Jun 06, 2019
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Dr. Athavale is amazing! He is the best ENT I've ever met, he is a robotic surgery guru, and he has been the quarterback for my cancer treatment and post treatment monitoring. Dr. Athavale is a collaborator, leader, and a friend. Dr. Athavale's energy, enthusiasm, and positive attitude is contagious. His office is a fun/upbeat place to be (he surrounds himself with great staff).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cumming – Jun 05, 2019
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Dr Sanjay Athavale has been my ENT doctor for 4 years. When I first went to him I was practically living on antibiotics, due to chronic sinus infections. After be treated by him, I am now antibiotic free for two years and had no sinus infection during this horrific allergy season (2019}. Look no further; you have found THE BEST.
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May 29, 2019
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Amazing bedside manner. Always explained things in full. Would highly recommend him to any friend or family member!
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May 29, 2019
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Unfortunately I would not recommend him. I went to him because of vertigo. An MRI of brain was done unfortunately without contrast as I had a panic attack during procedure. Dr Athavale gave me a copy of the MRI and Hearing evaluation and said problem wasn't with ears but came from higher. MRI showed I had two old infarctions in cerebellum. I was not referred to a Neurologist and sought one myself. I was told MRI looked ok...…..
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Fred in Sugar Hill, GA – Jan 26, 2019
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I had a great surgical experience with Dr. Athavale and his staff. Could not have asked for better care. I would choose him again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sarah P. in Milton, GA – Jan 20, 2019
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Terrible bedside manner. Rushes patient in and out. Waited over 2 hours for a 5 minute visit with him tops!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Jan 19, 2019
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Super doctor. After 65 years of dealing with medical professionals I find Dr Athavale to be at the top. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hunt Bonnie in Dahlonega, GA – Jul 16, 2018
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I have been going to Dr. Athavale for several years. He is not only a great doctor but is very compassionate. He always takes the time to help the patient understand what is happening. I also applaud the fact that he takes the least invasive way of solving problems The office staff has always been courteous and willing to help. I highly recommend without reservation Dr. Athavale, or Dr. A as he is better known by his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Larry Patten in cumming ga – Apr 24, 2018
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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 look no further (especially if you are seeking care for sleep apnea). He is one of the only surgeons in GA qualified to implant the Inspire device. He and his staff are extremely courteous and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chad in Kennesaw – Nov 07, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Atlanta, GA – Jun 28, 2017
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Abrupt, rude, no follow-up, uncaring. Arrogant and narcissistic. Obviously knows his field, but terrible bedside manner. Highly not recommended.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Mar 28, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Athavale specializes in all aspects of ENT care. With extensive training in endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal surgery, ear surgery, head and neck surgery,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Athavale received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing his undergraduate...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Royal Melbourne Hosp University Melbourne
Fellowship Hospital
Vanderbilt U/Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
Vanderbilt U/Vanderbilt U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Athavale frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates , and Chronic Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Athavale treats.

Where is Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD's office located?

Dr. Athavale's office is located at 100 Dawson Commons Cir Ste 140, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

ENT Of Georgia

ENT of Georgia - Dawsonville Office100 Dawson Commons Cir Ste 140 Dawsonville, GA 30534
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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
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Athavale is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cartersville Medical Center

Cartersville, GA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Northside Hospital Cherokee

Canton, GA

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

Cumming, GA

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Marietta, GA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)