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Dr. Stephen Yavelow, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Yavelow

Brandon Area ENT PA

721 W Robertson St Ste 108 Brandon, FL 33511

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Dr. Stephen Yavelow, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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2.9

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Love him. Professional, to the point, and always right.
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Mother went. He was rude, and made my Mom feel low because she has no bottom teeth. She lost her teeth at the age of 16.(fall) and has had no bottom teeth since. Also my husband had sinus surgery many years ago and almost bled to death. I do not recommend. Didn't know Mom was referred there or would have suggested different Dr.
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Money hungry. Since I grew out of my pediatrician, I went to see this man to have my ears cleaned out (as I had done many times before for hearing issues). I confirmed with his office staff he could do this before I came for the visit. However, once I came, he performed some expensive tests that I never asked for and then sent me home telling me to clean my ears. I told him I was having trouble and that's why I came to him. He said make another appointment if I need help with it. Never went back
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My daughter has seen Dr. YAv off and on for ten years. At age two he took out her tonsils and adenoids. Starting at age eight, he treated her recurrent ear infections with ear tubes, eventually sending her to an allergist for further testing. She is now done with tubes and has no more ear infections. Dr. YAv's staff is friendly, accommodating and easy to work with. The doc himself is a no-nonsense type, but on the day of surgery he's a sweet teddy bear. He sees an incredible amount of patients!
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Husband had unexplained bleeding and was seen by Dr. Yav immediately. Office staff was friendly and v professional. Dr. Yav was able to insert a scope into his nose to examine a very sensitive gag reflex patient with ease and swiftness. I NEVER thought that could be done to him! (Neither did my hubby!) He was able to numb it first. If you have fear or are nervous, he is the doctor to see. He works efficiently with a kind touch. Luckily, results were normal. He's a great doc!! Highly recommend!
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I BROUGHT MY 5 YEAR OLD SON TO THE OFFICE FOR HIS EARS AND FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THE STAFF HERE WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY. THE DOCTOR COME INTO THE ROOM AND ADDRESSED MY SON IN A WARM FRIENDLY WAY AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING THAT WAS GONNA BE DONE SO HE FELT VERY COMFORTABLE AND HAS SINCE CLEARED ALL HIS EAR PROBLEMS.
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Dr. Yavelow is very knowledgeable and a great doctor. He is of the highest integrity and I have and will recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Yavelow is a wonderful doctor!
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I had an emergency due to a nosebleed which lasted for several days. I never had a nosebleed before this. I sought out an ENT doctor and found Dr. Stephen Yavelow. He patiently calmed my wife, and within one minute, diagnosed and solved the problem. At all times he acted in a calm and professional manner. As a new patient, I must give my sincere thanks to Dr. Yavelow for his care.
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I should have listened to my own gut instinct and not make an appointment with them because from the get-go I called and asked if they took my insurance and also my grandmother's and they said they did not know and I had to call my own insurance company and see. The doctor takes a very minimal amount of time with you and is not very thorough, he is rough too. I have pictures of instruments sitting in the sink and I actually questioned one of the staff because she was washing instruments by hand.
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Yavelow, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Einstein College Med
Residency Hospital
1980
Bronx Muni Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
University Of Florida
Medical School
1981
1980
1979

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(813) 684-4221

Dr. Yavelow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Planned Administration Inc
QualCare
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Yavelow's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Yavelow treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Yavelow treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yavelow treats Ear Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Yavelow treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Yavelow'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 Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • 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
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • 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
  • Wound Repair