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Dr. John Chastain

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Marietta, GA
19 years experience

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Office

Marietta, GA

Address

Marietta, GA
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About

Bio

A native of North Georgia, Dr. Chastain prides himself on giving back to the area in which he was raised. After graduating from Georgia Tech with highest honors on a full academic scholarship, he attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Chastain then garnered a highly sought-after residency position, training under ENT experts in their respective subspecialty fields at Saint Louis University Hospital and its affiliated hospitals in the Midwest after a general surgery internship at the same institution. Dr. Chastain has authored articles and book chapters on sinus anatomy and pathology, and he has taken part in surgical mission work in Honduras, performing sinus, thyroid, and ear surgery. As a resident, Dr. Chastain received the 2006 ENT Resident Research Award and scored in the 100th percentile on the national otolaryngology in-service examination. Dr. Chastain is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. His practice interests include surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, head and neck cancer surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and nasal and sinus surgery. He also enjoys working with children and performing a wide variety of general ENT procedures, from ear tubes and tonsils to neck mass excision and airway surgery. Dr. Chastain enjoys the wide variety of medical issues and types of pediatric and adult patients he sees on a daily basis. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery as well as the Cobb County Medical Society, and he serves on the Wellstar Surgical Services Quality Committee.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

147 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Your thyroid would have to be extremely large to cause enough compression of your airway to contribute to sleep apnea. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can be associated with sleep apnea. Further workup should include a sleep study to evaluate for sleep apnea, thyroid blood work, and a thyroid ultrasound. A good general ENT doctor can evaluate you for all of this.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: I don't want to intrude upon another surgeon's preferences, but it is almost universally felt to be beneficial to rinse the nose gently with saline spray or rinse (e g otc neilmed sinus rinse or chitorhino) after nasal / sinus surgery. If you have nasal splints in place, the rinse won't get in your nose very well but should still be helpful. I recommend calling your surgeon to be sure.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Benign: Cryptic tonsillitis vs mucocele. Small, white/yellow nasty tasting and smelling flecks of debris can collect in pits or 'crypts' in the tonsils. These may be removed with a water pick, q-tip, etc. I rarely remove tonsils for people exasperated with these. A mucocele or mucus retention cyst is a little pocket of mucus trapped in a gland in the surface of the tonsil. These require no treatment.

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chastain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chastain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! doc thank you!! my throat feeling better than before i guess i did eat that sandwich very rough!! thanks again!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Due to hip probs I sleep in a recliner at times n my head drops forward and that makes me bite down for some reason
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Thanks so much. I am now feeling better. On steroids and more pain med. Dr. said no sign of infection. The donor bone used was very large.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2002MD
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