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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat

1490 RIVERS EDGE TRL , Altoona, WI




5 Reviews

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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Altoona, WI and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Defatta has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Upper Respiratory Conditions, and Pediatric Plastic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Our Lady Of Victory Hospital and Black River Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Defatta to book an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Defatta, MD - Reviews

2 1 Dec 21, 2019


Very disappointed with his treatment of patients - had a very rough recovery from a tonsillectomy including two huge blood clots that I choked on and threw up. His only words to me were that he has heard men complain more than me...

2 1 Garret – Aug 22, 2019


He will take your money and laugh all the way to the bank with it. He treats staff like garbage and everyone is below him. Definitely scroll down a bit and check his background info. These are very relevant to how he is today and how he continues to treat his patients.

3 1 Apr 17, 2019


In it for the money not for the patient. So incredibly disappointed with him and Oakleaf Surgery Center.

Eau Claire – Jun 21, 2018


I have seen Dr. Defatta for a couple years and have heard bad reviews but I refuse to believe any of it. He has been nothing but a great person to me and taken care of me. I would recommend him to anyone.

8 2 Eau Claire, WI – Apr 25, 2017


Dr. Defatta: great personality but care-wise: questionable. He said I needed tubes put in my ears & under light sedation would be easy in & out proc. Later I was told I wasn't still enough, so, without my knowledge or consent, he put me under GENERAL Anesthesa, put the tubes in & left. I woke up...Read More