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Joseph J. Donzelli, MD

Philosophy of Care

Since starting in practice in 1998, I have maintained that the patient physician relationship is one of a team philosophy. It is a privilege to be allowed to participate on your team. I believe my role to be an educator and director. As a patient, you want to receive information on your medical condition and the options for treatment. I will provide those in a dialogue style where I want you to recognize that I bring compassion and knowledge to every situation and this fuels my passion to see you to a successful resolution. I recognize the trust and confidence you have in me and feel strongly that you should be involved in making educated decisions. Welcome to the team!


Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.7
Based on 477 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Otolaryngology (ENT)
    • Years in Practice: 21


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Otolaryngology (ENT)


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Thyroid and parathyroid disease and surgery, allergy, sinus, tonsil and adenoid disease, neck masses, ear infection, voice changes and hearing loss.


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


  • Education

    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

    INTERNSHIPS
    School Loyola University Medical Center

    RESIDENCY
    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
    4.7
    Based on 477 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.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.4
    472 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.8
    472 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.9
    474 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.8
    474 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.8
    472 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.7
    472 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.8
    464 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.8
    471 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.8
    472 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.1
    462 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.


    5.0
    Jun 30, 2019
    Wonderful experience. Great patient care, nice personality, experienced and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.  
    5.0
    Jun 23, 2019
    Dr. Joe saves my life years ago. I am forever in his trust and confidence. he's been amazing  
    5.0
    Jun 19, 2019
    I was nervous and apprehensive. Put me at ease immediately.  
    3.6
    Jun 12, 2019
    very quick visit!  
    4.9
    May 21, 2019
    The doctor was good and very knowledgable.  
    5.0
    May 15, 2019
    Everything was good.  
    1.5
    May 13, 2019
    rushed us through our appointment.  
    5.0
    May 10, 2019
    So very impressed with Dr. Donzelli and also Ms. Wheeler.  
    5.0
    May 09, 2019
    Ive been a patient of Dr. Donzelli since 2000. He is always professional, caring, compassionate and a great Dr.  
    4.9
    Apr 30, 2019
    I have recommended Dr. Donzelli to many people. I have been with him many years and have the most confidence in him being my doctor. Thank you so much for your wonderful care for these See more  
    2.9
    Apr 25, 2019
    dr really seemed like he was in a big hurry, maybe because he was backed up.  
    4.4
    Apr 23, 2019
    I trust him completely.   
    5.0
    Mar 27, 2019
    Dr. D. always shows me respect and patience. I probably ask unnecessary questions and he always has patience with me. I cannot say enough to thank him and his staff for their care.  
    4.6
    Mar 27, 2019
    even though he was late because he was held up in surgery, he still took his time and showed care for me during my appointment. he thoroughly examined me, discovered a new potential health concern See more  
    4.5
    Mar 27, 2019
    Dr. Joe Donzelli is the best, very personable, very knowleable and very gentle when removing wax from ear. He also remembered that he operated on me years ago which was pretty amazing.  
    5.0
    Mar 11, 2019
    dr. donzelli is fabulous!!! very respectful and cares for you. always willing to talk out your concerns and or fears  
    5.0
    Mar 02, 2019
    All of my question were answered and I felt very comfortable when I left there.  
    5.0
    Feb 03, 2019
    he is outstanding   
    5.0
    Jan 29, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is amazing!  
    4.8
    Jan 29, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli was amazing in helping me. Very kind and patient and reassuring.  
    5.0
    Jan 24, 2019
    I had a Hearing test It was very compelt and I was happy with the results. the doctor was very professional  
    4.9
    Jan 24, 2019
    I really like this doctor  
    4.9
    Jan 20, 2019
    I have already recommended my provider to my family and friends.  
    5.0
    Jan 20, 2019
    Per discussion and this good experience, I will be expanding service with this care provider to replace former doctor who has relocated.  
    5.0
    Jan 09, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is fantastic. I have never felt less than completely cared for, he thoroughly discusses my treatment plan, and always offers me my best options. If I could see him for all of my See more  
    5.0
    Jan 08, 2019
    Dr. Donzelli is a wonderful doctor. He is very caring and has a wonderful personality.  
    4.5
    Jan 08, 2019
    If I recommend Dr. Donzelli to anyone I always preface with the wait time at his office is very long. But I am very confident in the care he provides me so the wait is See more  
    5.0
    Dec 27, 2018
    Donzelli is the best  
    5.0
    Dec 27, 2018
    The doctor was friendly, courteous and very informative.  
    5.0
    Dec 23, 2018
    Very good  
    4.8
    Dec 18, 2018
    Dr Donzelli, is a very easy going person. I felt that he is an expert and I trusted him what he stated in regards to my care. I felt at ease and didn't feel afraid See more  
    4.6
    Dec 18, 2018
    Dr Donzelli is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything very well.  
    5.0
    Aug 15, 2018
    first time seeing Dr. Donzelli and would refer everyone to him! awesome doc!!  
    3.6
    Aug 06, 2018
    just felt rushed  
    5.0
    Jul 29, 2018
    I was very comfortable talking and asking questions.  
    5.0
    Jul 25, 2018
    This was my first appointment with Dr. Donzelli. I was extremely satisfied with how it went. I'm happy to add him to my health care team.  
    4.9
    Jul 24, 2018
    Dr. Donzelli has always taken good care of me. he explains everything well and listens to my concerns.  
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