Dr. Tom K. Coffey, MD

Dr. Tom K. Coffey, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 56 years old

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Tom K. Coffey, M.D. is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in adult and pediatric diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat...Read more

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Dr. Coffey and his staff are responsive and professional. Dr. Coffey provided detailed information about the condition and communicated clearly and compassionately with both the patient and family during visits and surgery. His expertise and knowledge of the field was evident in the diagnostic tests he ordered as well as his recommendations for follow -up services. Thank you.
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Tom K. Coffey, M.D. is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in adult and pediatric diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat and neck. Dr. Coffey graduated from Stanford University and earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Coffey has held many leadership positions, including Chief of Otolaryngology at Bridgeport Hospital for 10 years, and he is a senior attending at both Bridgeport and St. Vincent's Hospitals. He has been widely published in medical journals and is regularly honored as a "Top Doc" in Connecticut Magazine's annual peer review. When he is not helping patients, he enjoys swimming and backpacking with his five sons.

Ear, Nose, Throat:

  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing aids
  • Vertigo & balance disorders
  • Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
  • Fluid/recurrent infections
  • Ear tubes
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Barotrauma
  •  Disorders of the hearing bones
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Skin cancers
  • Ear wax
  • Swimmer's ear
  • External ear canal problems
  • Wrestler's injuries
  • Ear pain

Nose and Sinus

  • Nasal allergies
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Balloon SinuplastyTM In-Office and in O.R. Packing free nasal surgery
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal congestion
  • Deviated septum
  • Post nasal drip
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal masses
  • Nosebleeds
  •  Loss of sense of smell
  • Headaches
  • Nasal fracture

Throat

  • Recurrent sore throats
  • Reflux
  • Care of the professional voice
  • Hoarseness
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
  • Swallowing problems
  • Oral/ mouth lesions

Sleep

  • Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea
  • Treatment of upper airway
  • obstruction

Head and Neck

  • Tumors of the salivary glands
  • Skin tumors
  • Headache
  • Vocal nodules
  • Tumors of the voice box
  • Throat cancer
  •  Snoring
  • Tumors of the mouth and voice box
  • Neck mass/ swelling
  • Swollen glands

Dr. Coffey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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