Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 39
  
Dr. Athavale
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

ENT of Georgia - Dawsonville Office

100 Dawson Commons Cir Ste 140 Dawsonville, GA 30534

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(770) 217-6224

Dr. Sanjay Athavale, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Dawsonville, GA. Dr. Athavale has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cartersville Medical Center and Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta At Scottish Rite. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Athavale to book an appointment.


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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
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Sleep Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Sleep Apnea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Sinusitis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Athavale performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Athavale performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Enlarged Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Enlarged Turbinates more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Otitis Media
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Otitis Media more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Tinnitus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Tinnitus more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Outer Ear Infection
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Athavale treats Outer Ear Infection more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Athavale treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Athavale's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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 Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • 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
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Dr. Athavale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Athavale

4.2

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
17.857142857142858%
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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).
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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...…..
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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.
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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!
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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
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      • Staff friendliness
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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      About Me

      Dr. Athavale specializes in all aspects of ENT care. With extensive training in endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal surgery, ear surgery, head and neck surgery, and thyroid surgery, Dr. Athavale feels comfortable managing all aspects of ENT care. Dr. Ath...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

      Awards

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      Locations

      Practice

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

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      Cartersville Medical Center

      Cartersville, GA

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

      Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta At Scottish Rite

      Atlanta, GA

      Northside Hospital Cherokee

      Canton, GA

      84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Northside Hospital Forsyth

      Cumming, GA

      82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Piedmont Hospital

      Atlanta, GA

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

      Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

      Marietta, GA

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)