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Dr. Michael Koriwchak

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Atlanta, GA
34 years experience male

Locations

ENT of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

Address

5673 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

CIGNA Health Care

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Michael J. Koriwchak received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1988. He completed both his Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Be careful!: Blowing your nose within 10 days of sinus surgery can cause bleeding. There is also a remote chance of pushing air into your eye socket. Bleeding is... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Anytime.: Clindamycin is a great drug for tonsillitis.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Bad idea: Dehydrating yourself for 24 hours is never a good idea. Period.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Stop using q-tips: The throat pain is likely referred pain from the ear irritation. No q-tips in the ears please! to clean your ears let soap and water flood your ea... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: You could have a concussion or more serious injury.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
That depends....: That depends on the mechanism and severity of vocal injury. You should see a voice specialist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Reflux maybe?: Could be acid reflux. How much caffeine and alcohol do you use? Do you smoke? All these things could make reflux worse. Also watch the chocolate, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Yes most likely: What you describe is common especially in winter. Usually caused by dry air. If it doesn't go away on its own have a doctor look at it.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Treat acid reflux: Do you drink a lot of coffee at work? A glass of wine at night? These can cause acid reflux. Throat clearing is a classic symptom. You probably d... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Left from yesterday: Most likely from the trauma of yesterday's events. Should go away in a couple of days.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe reflux: Best guess online is reflux but you should see someone.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe...: Cough can have many causes. If you have already seen a physician for your cough and the nebulizer Was prescribed for that purpose then it's fine. Oth... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Not known: Decades ago iodine deficiency was a common cause. These days the cause of benign enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) is not known. A substernal goit... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe.: Someone needs to look at your voicebox with a fiberoptic scope to make a diagnosis. Those are all reasonable guesses but you need to look.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Can be rough: Can take a couple of weeks to heal and be pretty sore until then. But i'm sure you felt a lot better from getting that abscess drained!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
See a doctor: Recurrence of sebaceous cysts is common. See an otolarygologist at your earliest convenience. You may need a more extensive procedure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
No: Although the cause of goiter (enlarged thyroid) is usually not known, there is no evidence to suggest that it is contagious.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
That depends...: If the infections are infrequent than antibiotics will be enough. If the infections occur more than 6-8 times per year you should consider a tonsille... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Stop smoking !!: First of all, see a doctor as soon as you can for your current symptoms. Then talk to your doctor about a plan to stop smoking. If you continue to... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Concerning: It is called nystagmus. Some folks are born with that. But if it is a new symptom i would see a doctor asap.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Normal anatomy: Can't be sure without looking. My guess is you are looking at the anterior and posterior tonsil pillars on each side. Expect them to turn white ina fe... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: What do you mean by "thyroid symptoms?" if your thyroid functions are normal there could be something else causing those symptoms.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Not sure...: I have had some patients suggest that but i know of nothing to suggest that it is true.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Concerning!: I would see an ENT doctor as soon as possible. The online thing is not a good idea for this problem.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: With the help of a speech pathologist who specializes in voice disorders you can be trained how to make your voice use less mechanically stressful.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Hard to tell...: Safe answer: see a neurologist "long shot" answer: have the ct re-checked for a frontal sinus mucocoele.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
See a doctor: That problem is going to require an exam and likely some testing to diagnose and treat.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
See an ENT: The eye symptom concerns me that there may be something more serious going on. I would suggest you get that evaluated by your nose and throat doctor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe a cyst: Possibly a benign growth called a thyroglossal duct cyst. Would have an ENT doc have a look at it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
No....: It won't hurt but won't help either. Some singers swear by it though.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
See a doc: Hard to tell without seeing but it could be referred pain from a problem in the throat. You should see an ENT doc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: In general removing your thyroid gland should not change your heart rate as long as you start thyroid hormone replacement soon after the procedure. I... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Could be reflux: Silent acid reflux, which many folks have without symptoms, can prolong recovery from a sore throat. Try staying away from caffeine and alcohol for a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: We frequently prescribe eye drops for use in the ear if the ear drop is not available. Don't try using an ear drop in the eye though.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: In most cases the worst that could happen is a bit of irritation from the litter dust. Unless you are pregnant or immunocompromised. Then definite... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Shouldn't change: If the operation is limited to the septum the appearance of your nose should not change. In some cases the very tip of the nose may move just a littl... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Hard to tell: You need a modified barium swallow study and evaluation by an ENT doctor. Hard to tell what is going on otherwise.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
OK if it goes away: My be as simple as ear wax but it persists beyond a couple of days an ENT doc should look at it.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
A long time!: Great question! after thyroidectomy levels may take 2-6 weeks to fall enough to notice. Since you listed Propranolol as a medication i'm guessing yo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Time!: To feel better and get your nose open you can use some afrin (oxymetazoline) but only for a couple of days.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: I assume you are talking about a needle biopsy. The larger the nodule, the greater the chance of sampling error. For small nodules (1-2.5 cm) samp... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Would not take Mcx: Avoid medications during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary and approved by your obstetrician.

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Koriwchak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Koriwchak is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1994

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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