Dr. Thomas Ayre, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Ayre
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Minneapolis Otolaryngology

625 E Nicollet Blvd Burnsville, MN 55337

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Dr. Thomas Ayre, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Burnsville, MN and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ayre has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ayre to book an appointment.


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Dr Ayre was awesome! He did sinus surgery on me and it was great. He explained for me everything. My post-op appointments were informative and helpful. I would definitely recommend Dr Ayre and his team!
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Aliya in Eden Prairie, MN – Jun 18, 2018
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Fixed my nose I can breath !
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Minneapolis, MN – Sep 11, 2017
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Dr. Ayre took my tonsils out 5 days ago, and he was the best surgeon I could have asked for. I was extremely nervous going into the procedure (since I'd never had surgery before), and he explained everything to me. He was very straightforward about the healing and didn't try to sugarcoat anything. His bedside manner was knowledgeable but still funny and light-hearted. He's been an excellent ENT for me, and I would highly, highly recommend him to anyone.
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Ayre, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Burnsville, MN and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ayre has more experience with Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated fro...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1985
University of Minnesota
Residency Hospital
1981
University of California, San Diego
Internship Hospital
1980
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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(952) 920-4595

Dr. Ayre accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
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Practice Areas

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 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Perforated Eardrum
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayre treats Perforated Eardrum more than 83% of their peers

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

Meniere's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayre treats Meniere's Disease more than 81% of their peers

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

Otitis Media
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayre treats Otitis Media more than 78% of their peers

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

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 50% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayre treats Sleep Apnea more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Ayre treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ayre treats Sleep Disorders more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Ayre treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

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Dr. Ayre'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 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 Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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 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
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • 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

Locations

Minneapolis Otolaryngology

Minneapolis Otolaryngology625 E Nicollet Blvd Burnsville, MN 55337
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Ear Nose and Throat Specialty Care of Minnesota

Ear Nose and Throat Specialty Care of Minnesota6525 France Ave S Ste 325 Edina, MN 55435
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Fairview Ridges Hospital

Burnsville, MN

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Fairview Southdale Hospital

Edina, MN

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)