Dr. Stefan Zechowy, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 51

Dr. Stefan Zechowy, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Santa Rosa, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zechowy to book an appointment.

Dr. Zechowy

NCMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - Ear, Nose & Throat

1701 4th St Ste 120 Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Zechowy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laryngitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zechowy treats Laryngitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ear Ache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zechowy treats Ear Ache more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zechowy treats Sinusitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Zechowy's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • 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)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • 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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(707) 523-7025

Dr. Zechowy accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Zechowy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zechowy

4.7

Based on 69 ratings

5 Stars
89.85507246376811%
(62)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
2.898550724637681%
(2)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(3)
1 Star
2.898550724637681%
(2)
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What went well
  • Office environment (67)
  • Staff friendliness (65)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (64)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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Dr. Zechowy is a really good doctor. He is smart, he explains things well, he listens, & is a compassionate doctor. I like him & trust him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cathryn Gehring – Jan 14, 2021
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Longest wait times ever. Dr. Zechowy does not make eye contact, is dismissive, and rarely leaves me feeling like he cares about my complaints.
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This is a great doctor. He is very thorough, very intelligent and probably the best doctor i’ve seen in awhile. I’d give him 10 stars. cj gehring
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c.j. gehring in Santa Rosa, CA – Jan 19, 2019
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Doctor Zechowy is a wonderful doctor but his staff is extremely rude and unprofessional. Specifically, the two women working in the front desk. received nothing but negativity and unacceptable behavior from these two. Did not feel welcome at all because of them. Consider replacing for better business doc.
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mike in Cotati, CA – Jul 01, 2017
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Was not helpful at all. After reading positive reviews here, I went to him about a painful ear problem that had been ailing me for over a year. The advice I received was to try some Sudafed and (may personal favorite) wear a hat. Maybe he thought I was exaggerating? He seemed to be in a hurry to rush me out. It was a big disappointment because I had to save to go see him in the first place, now I have to start over to go see another specialist when I can. Scheduling was a nightmare as well.
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L.A.D. in Santa Rosa, CA – Mar 30, 2016
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Dr Zechowy talks very quickly and uses large words that are hard to understand. He does not seems very thorough when explaining CT scans and MRI's. I leave feeling more confused than when I came in. Still having the same problems with my ear, and the problem is worse if anything.
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Denise in Lake, CA – Jan 12, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

He is a board-certified otolaryngologist and enjoys and practices all aspects of otolaryngology (ENT - Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery). His...Read more

Biography

Dr. Stefan Zechowy graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Computer Science. After a year as a software engineer in Massachusetts he attended...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

New England Med Center Hosps
Residency Hospital
1996
University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Stefan Zechowy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zechowy frequently treats Laryngitis, Ear Ache, and Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zechowy treats.

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Dr. Zechowy's office is located at 1701 4th St Ste 120, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

NCMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery - Ear, Nose & Throat

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

Santa Rosa, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

Santa Rosa, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)