Dr. Thomas Benda Jr, MD

Dr. Thomas Benda Jr, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
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Age 57
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Dr. Thomas Benda Jr, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Dubuque, IA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1987 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.Read his story

310 N Grandview Ave

Dubuque, IA 52001

Contact Information

(563) 588-0506

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Benda Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hearing Loss Due to Noise
very high
more than 97% of peers
Vertigo
very high
more than 95% of peers
Otosclerosis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Benda Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Benda Jr "Dr. Benda was born and raised in Dubuque, son of his mentor Dr. Thomas Benda Sr. , and a loving mother, Margaret. He is the middle child of a large Catholic family. He attended St. Columbkilles' parish and grade school, and Wahlert High School. He is proud to be an alumnus of the University of Iowa , earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, and an M.D. there. He attended residency at the University of Chicago, a program strong in Endoscopic Sinus surgery, Head and Neck cancer surgery, Otology and Allergy. He is happily married, living in Dubuque with his wife Anne, and has two children in college. When not working he is busy bicycling, skiing, brewing beer, drawing or viewing art. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benda Jr "I strive to treat my patients like a family member. I will try to get you to explain what is wrong in your own words, rather than starting with a diagnosis someone else has attached to you.  I will certainly address those diagnoses as well. I will keep the patient and parents of children involved in decision making through giving you options based on scientific evidence and guidelines whenever possible. I am not here to sell you more health care, but to take care of you as best as I know how. "

9  Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

101  Conditions Treated

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63  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • In-Office Esophagoscopy
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Spirometry
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Case Western Reserve Univ, Univ Hosps Of Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Chicago Pritzker School Med Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benda Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benda Jr's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benda Jr to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Benda Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Benda has cared for my mother on 2 separate occasions, myself for something more minor, and one of my children. In all of our cases he definitely seemed to listen to our concerns and took time to explain what he thought was going on and treatment options---he didn't have the God complex of this...more
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