Dr. Ryan Winters, MD

Dr. Ryan Winters, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Ryan Winters, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from The University of Vermont in 2008 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121

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Enlarged Turbinates
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more than 98% of peers
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more than 97% of peers
Deviated Septum
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Winters' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Winters "As a fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Cranlomaxillofacial surgeon, and as a board-certified Otolaryngologist- Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr. Winters specializes in the treatment of diseases of the head and neck, ears, nose and throat, in both adults and children. He has unique expertise in the care of patients with congenital and acquired deformities of the head, neck and face, as a result of cleft lip and palate (as well as other congenital anomalies), facial trauma, and caner or other tumors of the skin and head and neck. In addition, he has expertise in facial cosmetic surgery, as well as treating disorders of the sinuses (including advanced training in balloon sinuplasty), nose and nasal allergies, thyroid, parathyroid, parotid and other salivary glands, head and neck cancer, pediatric airway, and ear infections and hearing loss. Dr. Winters is a graduate of the Honors College, with thesis and international emphasis, from Washington State University, with a degree in genetics and cell biology. While as WSU he was a Phi Beta Kappa honor society scholarship finalist, as well as a member of numerous other academic honor societies. He undertook his medical training at the University of Vermont, during which time he was one of only three students selected for a Student Fellowship in the Department of Pathology in 2008, where he focused his research on molecular markers for tumors of the head and neck. He was later awarded the 2008 Fry Moyer Global Health Scholarship, allowing him to undertake further study of tropical medicine and tropical infectious diseases at La Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, one of the most prestigious medical schools in South America. He completed his Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, a storied program and the second-oldest in the United States. During this time he became a nationally recognized speaker and researcher, winning the Lloyd Storrs Resident Research Award for his work on lmmunohistechemichal markers in basaloid squamous carcinoma of the head and neck from the Triological Society, the most prestigious organization in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He also was the co-discoverer of a novel genetic syndrome, the Guarisco-Winters Syndrome, which bears his name. He went on to further training with a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at the State University of New York in Syracuse, honing his skills in treatment of congenital anomalies of the face, head and neck, including cleft lip and neck. He served as a Clinical Instructor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and was a guest professor at Syracuse University, as well as an invited speaker at Tulane University. Dr. Winters has authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and has presented scores of national and international talks covering a broad range of topics within the field of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has volunteered his expert skills both domestically, as a co-founding member of a charitable organization to improve access to care in New Orleans, as well as internationally, to bring subspecialty care to regions of the globe where it is not always available. His philosophy on such missions is not simply to treat patients, but to educate local doctors and surgeons so these services are sustainable and available long-term for the patients in need."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Winters "I am uniquely trained in all aspects of facial plastic surgery  craniofacial surgery  and otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. My underlying philosophy is to apply this broad specialized training to develop an individualized approach to each patient's care  incorporating the most recent advances in multiple fields into the treatment plan for each patient. I am widely published author and internationally-invited speaker with over 50 peer-reviewed publications and presentations  and I use these learning opportunities to include the latest advances in the fijeld into my patients' care. One thing I consider very important is ensuring each patient encounter is unique - for the duration of the appointment  no one else matters. The patient has my undivided attention. Once our time together has concluded  I pride myself on coordinating with other practitioners involved in that patient's care  ensuring we are all of the same mind to achieve our mutual goal: helping each patient to get better."


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2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

70  Conditions Treated


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39  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Brow Lift
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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  • Washington State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • The University of Vermont
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Winters' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Winters to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

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