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About Dr. Dennis

Donald Dennis , MD, has more than 38 years’ experience in medical and surgical care for disorders of the ear, nose, and throat in children and adults. His expertise includes endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, and snoring procedures, CO2 laser vocal cord surgery, nasal plastic surgery, and ear surgery for hearing reconstruction, chronic infection, and cholesteatoma. Dr. Dennis practiced privately for 38 years in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. He has treated over 80,000 patients over his career. He began his career as an attending physician and clinical instructor at the Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Dennis has a reputation for listening carefully to his patient so that he can tailor treatment options to meet their unique needs. He also takes the required time to proactively ask patients about their home environment and performs a unique protocol to determine if the patient if suffering from symptoms of mold, mycotoxins or other environmental illness. He adds, “I chose a career in medicine because I enjoy helping people, and ENT combines the best of medical and surgical practice. “I pay special attention to the patient’s environment to determine if the air quality the patients breathe regularly could be the cause of disease. ENT is a specialty that can help most people get better.”

Dr. Dennis treats all aspects of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat with a particular focus on fungal sinusitis and other toxins that can lead to neurological disorders such as migraines due to proximity of the sinuses to the brain. He has been a pioneer in Atlanta for several breakthrough procedures .

Removal of “fungul balls” and the remediation of fungi from the sinuses utilizing novel medical and pharmaceutical techniques.

When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Dennis enjoys spending time with his family, making music, playing golf, and scuba diving.

“THANKS FROM ONE PHYSICIAN TO ANOTHER”

I am a physician and have suffered with mold allergies and chronic sinusitis for 30+ years. A colleague suggested I see Dr. Dennis for a second opinion before undergoing a second surgery. Dr. Dennis tells me that no amount of surgery will help me until I get my environment and my diet right, AND that he can help me, and I don’t need a second surgery. What? This from a surgeon???? He spent nearly 2 hours with me on that first visit. He did food sensitivity testing on me, explained leaky gut and the role of what we ingest and our immune system, taught me how to clean up my environment and diet, taught me which supplements to use to boost my immune system, and treated the infection and inflammation in my sinuses TOPICALLY!

Today, I no longer have hives, reflux or a reactive airway. My skin has improved, and I didn’t even realize there was a connection! My sense of smell is also beginning to return.

– Dr. Judy Sequeira MD

Credentials

MD:
Medical College of Georgia

BA:
University of Georgia, Chemistry

GRADUATE RESEARCH:
Cell wall of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Gramnegative bacterium commonly found in environments as well as in the tissue of patients with head and neck infections.

INTERNSHIP:
Straight Medicine Grady Hospital and Emory University in Atlanta, GA

RESIDENCY:
General Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

FELLOWSHIP:
Neurootology with Dr. Ugo Fisch, Univ.Hosp., Zurich, Switzerland
Facial Plastic Surgery with Dr. Eugene Tardy, Chicago, Illinois

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:
• Dennis Surgery Center, Inc.
• Northside Hospital
• Piedmont Hospital

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
• Member, Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Society

• Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

• Otolaryngology Society Medical Association of Atlanta

• Medical Association of Georgia

• Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

• Georgia Society of Otolaryngology

• Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Otology, nasal cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, endoscopic laser microsurgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, facial plastic surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery and procedures for the removal and treatment of fungal sinusitis, Environmental solutions for chronic fungal sinusitis

LANGUAGES:
English

Professional Societies

Dr. Dennis is a Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Member, Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Society
Otolaryngology Society
Dr Dennis is a Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons.
Georgia Society of Otolaryngology
Medical Association of Atlanta
Medical Association of Georgia