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Geoffrey Deschenes, MD
4.3 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

Dr. Deschenes’ interests include: ear, nose, and throat disorders and surgery; otolaryngology; head and neck surgery; pediatric otolaryngology; rhinology, nasal difficulty breathing, nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, septoplasty, turbinate reduction, sinus infections, sinusitis, sinus surgery; snoring and sleep apnea surgery; hoarseness, voice changes, throat pain; tonsillitis, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; otology, hearing loss, ear infections, otitis, ear tubes, tympanostomy tubes, ear drum perforation, tympanic membrane perforation, tympanoplasty, cholesteatoma; lymph nose biopsy; salivary gland disorders and surgery, submandibular gland surgery, parotidectomy, thyroid surgery, thyroidectomy, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy.

Personal Information
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Deschenes enjoys many outdoor activities including: golfing, running, hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing; as well as a patron of the arts including: museums, the opera, the ballet, and the symphony.
Clinical Experience
Otolaryngology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology
Education and Professional Achievements
MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 2005 BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2000
General Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 2006
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 2010
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.5 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.2 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.2 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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May 2018
*Dr. Deschenes improved my hearing by removal of ear wax. He was friendly. The treatment was successful.
May 2018
He has been my EMT for several years, including surgery. Always on time, polite & informative. I would definitely recc. him to other people.
May 2018
Doctor was professional & friendly. Explained procedures as he performed them.
March 2018
Care provider was not through.
February 2018
Appointment was very comprehensive, thoughtful and informative. Dr. had very pleasant and knowledgeable demeanor.
February 2018
I was very pleasantly surprised by how quickly my CAT Scan was read and results and treatment sent to me - much faster than I expected and I really appreciate this.
December 2017
He was extremely nice, and took the time to explain everything to me and answer any and all questions I had.
December 2017
he is the best.
November 2017
All excellent!
November 2017
Dr. Deschenes, he is great.
October 2017
Thank you for your top selection of Providers. So far, nothing but the best in skill, proformance and patience skills.
August 2017
As always, Dr. Deschenes was open, friendly and extremely competent. He identified tracheal stenosis issues; Coordinated with Dr. Chang and I was able to see her the next day. Impressive service for all staff members in otolaryngology.
August 2017
He basically told me that I need surgery. I think I understand the basics but no explanation was given.
August 2017
Didn´t´ explain what he was doing then gave prognosis that was depressing and seemingly inevitable.
August 2017
Provider was very easy to understand and very direct describing problem & necessary follow-up i.e., MRI.
July 2017
Dr. Deschanes was clearly very knowledgable, especially about a common/low-grade condition like mine. He seemed rushed, and asked no questions about my symptoms and proceeded to give me two options; Surgery, or sleep apnea testing. I didn´t really get a chance to ask more clarifying questions to help inform my decision, which bothers me and makes me want to get some extra help. But the experience did make me feel a bit degraded and makes my doubt making another appointment if I know I will be treated the same way, with a sort of dismissiveness. All in all, I am confident that the doctor gave me the two most logical options, but just a little more time fielding questions with me to help inform my decision would have been appreciated!
June 2017
Took my concerns seriously and accommodated my flight schedule to make unanticipated follow-up tests happen ASAP MUCH APPRECIATED!
June 2017
has neck pains and at no point touched my neck. had physical pain on the neck, ,called it hupertension without and concern or follow up sent me away. he ruined my experience with this hospital
June 2017
I had gone in for questions about my nose but he focused on my sinuses (another issue). I take some responsibility in not being more direct & explaining my expectations but I tried twice & left feeling I hadn´t been heard. He handled my sinus issues well.
May 2017
My 6 yr old has been seeing Dr. Deschenes for a while now. He always is happy to be there. He is so great at making my son feel comfortable. He spends time talking to my son and is never in a rush. We have loved working with him.
March 2017
I felt a little dismissed or like Dr. Deschenes was peeved I was seeking a second opinion about meniere´s. Or like i was wasting his time, perhaps? He did take the time to explain other options and why I was a long ways away from needing any other treatments. I know Meniere´s is an elusive disorder with few treatments but a little more empathy or understanding would have gone a long way.
February 2017
The Dr has been good every time I have been to see him.