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Joseph J. Donzelli, MD

Philosophy of Care

Since I started practicing in 1998, I have maintained that the patient-physician relationship should be viewed as a team or partnership. I believe my role on your care team is as an educator and director, and I am privileged to participate on your team. As a patient, you want to receive information on your medical condition and your options for treatment. I feel strongly that you should be involved in the decision-making process. Utilizing open communication, compassion and knowledge, I strive to provide you with the all the information you need to feel confident with your treatment plan. The trust you place in me fuels my passion to deliver the best possible clinical outcomes and help you reach your health care goals. Thank you for choosing me to participate as a member of your care team!

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 395 reviews

  • General


    • Otolaryngology (ENT)
    • Years in Practice: 22


    • Otolaryngology (ENT)

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English

    Allergies, Ear infections, Hearing loss, Neck masses, Sinus infections and surgery, Thyroid and parathyroid disease and surgery, Tonsil and adenoid disease, Vocal changes

    Golf, downhill skiing, watching soccer, spending time with family, going to concerts, Chicago sports, college football and basketball.

  • Education

    School St. Norbert College
    Graduation Date 06/1989
    Degree Bachelors of Science with Honors

    School The Chicago Medical School
    Graduation Date 06/1993
    Degree Medical Degree
    Honors Alpha Omega Alpha Honors

    School Loyola University Medical Center

    School Loyola University Medical Center
    Title Resident in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

  • Procedures

    Otolaryngology (ENT)
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Airway Surgery & Stridor Management
    • Aspiration and Feeding Disorders
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst
    • Cancer Resection
    • Cautery of Nosebleeds
    • Children with Special Needs
    • Ciliary Biopsy
    • Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Sinus Surgery
    • Congenital Neck Mass Excision
    • Congenital Neck Masses
    • Deviated Nasal Septum Surgery
    • Drain Sinuses
    • Ear Tubes
    • Endocrine Surgery
    • Endoscopic Dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR)
    • Endoscopic Septoplasty
    • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • Ethmoidectomy
    • Excision of Neck Masses
    • Frontal Sinusotomy & Frontal Sinus Surgery
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    • Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Hemi-Thyroidectomy
    • In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty™
    • Inferior Turbinate Reduction Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Maxillary Antrostomy
    • Medialization Laryngoplasty
    • Medialization of Paralyzed Vocal Cords
    • Microscopic Vocal Cord Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
    • Modified Neck Dissection
    • Nasal Cautery
    • Nasal Dermoids/Masses
    • Nasal Endoscopy
    • Nasal Polypectomy
    • Nasal Surgery
    • Nasal Turbinate Surgery
    • Neck Abscesses
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery
    • Open Sinuses
    • Orbital Decompression
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Parotid Surgery
    • Parotidectomy
    • Pediatric Hearing Loss
    • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Remove Tongue Cancer
    • Remove Vocal Cord Cancer
    • Remove Vocal Cord Lesions
    • Remove Vocal Cord Polyp
    • Repair Deviated Septum
    • Revision Sinus Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Endoscopy
    • Sinus Surgery, Sinuplasty
    • Sphenoidotomy and Sphenoidectomy
    • Stapedectomy
    • Subperiosteal Abscesses
    • Supraglottoplasty
    • Surgery to Alleviate Nasal Congestion/Obstruction
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Turbinate Reduction
    • Tympanoplasty
    • U/S FNA - Thyroid Nodule, Head & Neck Lesions
    • Ultrasound Guided Biopsies (FNA)
    • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
    • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
    • Video Stroboscopy
    • Vocal Cord Injection
  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Otolahryngic Allergy
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Top Physician Award
    Date 01/2000

    Name Top Doctor Chicago Consumers' Checkbook
    Date 01/2000

    Name Top Physician Award
    Date 01/2000

    Name Top Physician Award
    Date 01/2000

    Name Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors 2017
    Date 04/2017

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 395 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    394 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    394 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    393 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    390 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    392 ratings

    Comments (37)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Dec 19, 2019
    I've been with Dr Donzille for several years. I respect and trust his ability.  
    Dec 16, 2019
    dr. Donzelli is extremely caring and professional in all ways.  
    Dec 12, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli thoroughly explained my tests, hearing loss and need for hearing aids.  
    Nov 20, 2019
    I do recommend Dr. Donzelli but I let them know to expect a wait.  
    Nov 13, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli provided wonderful patient care and expertise in a friendly way!!  
    Oct 24, 2019
    I have been working w/*Dr. Joe since 2010. He's amazing. #10. Already have referred many patients to *Dr. Donzelli.  
    Oct 22, 2019
    Excellent care & service by *Dr. Donzelli as always.  
    Oct 22, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is wonderful. explains everything to where you can understand what it going on.  
    Oct 22, 2019
    I love that he is determined to find out what's wrong with me and ordered all the necessary tests to do that  
    Oct 16, 2019
    very likeable  
    Oct 09, 2019
    *Donzelli is the best.  
    Oct 06, 2019
    Dr Donzelli is always with the best bed side manor! he's very professional and takes time with me- explains all perfectly  
    Oct 06, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli explained my condition very well.   
    Sep 27, 2019
    everything about this visit was excellent  
    Sep 26, 2019
    No apology for wait time. Friendly, knowledgable but quite rushed.  
    Aug 29, 2019
    he is a great doctor/ surgeon with great bedside manner  
    Aug 27, 2019
    He is worth any wait - amazing physician - very compassionate and knowledgeable.  
    Aug 27, 2019
    the best ENT - you at Dupage Medical Groupshould be glad you have him - he brings your averages up  
    Aug 27, 2019
    I was treated exceptionally by both Dr. Donzelli and staff. The doctor broke down his observations and recommendations, and I now have a "plan of action" for subsequent treatment. Although he did not really "do See more  
    Aug 25, 2019
    Dr. is beyond wonderful. I have complete confidence in him.  
    Aug 20, 2019
    I'm confident in the Drs plan of action for me. I can tell he knows what he's talking about  
    Aug 18, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is confident, therefore he gave me the peace of mind that I need. He knows what he is doing and can tell he has years of experience.  
    Aug 14, 2019
    Great Dr! Glad my "primary" recommended him!!  
    Aug 13, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is an excellent doctor. I've been with him for about 7 years or so.  
    Aug 09, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is top notch, very knowledgeable and personable. He takes time to hear my concerns and discuss treatment. I appreciate that!  
    Aug 07, 2019
    I felt heard as a parent, I was looked at in the eyes, and received great feedback. Thank you Dr. Donzelli  
    Jul 31, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is excellent. He showed real concern and explained everything thoroughly. He provided answers in detail to my questions and was very reassuring and supportive. I would highly recommend him and one of the See more  
    Jul 28, 2019
    Love Dr. D! He's absolutely the best!  
    Jul 15, 2019
    Jul 10, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli and his entire staff was very friendly and supportive. They made room for me on their schedule the day before a holiday to help me. I was scared of having to wait an See more  
    Jul 09, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is a very skilled, caring surgeon/physician. Several of my friends have seen him after I referred them.  
    Jul 07, 2019
    Very happy with Dr. Donzelli.  
    Jul 04, 2019
    Jun 30, 2019
    Wonderful experience. Great patient care, nice personality, experienced and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.  
    Jun 23, 2019
    Dr. Joe saves my life years ago. I am forever in his trust and confidence. he's been amazing  
    Jun 19, 2019
    I was nervous and apprehensive. Put me at ease immediately.  
    Jun 12, 2019
    very quick visit!  
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