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Dr. Michael Nordstrom

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Greenfield, WI
39 years experience male

Locations

The ENTstitute

Greenfield, WI

Address

4600 W. Loomis Rd, Greenfield, WI
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Greenfield, WI

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Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

73 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
LPR: Head posture should not really affect laryngopharyngeal reflux.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
No: Wearing hearing protection will not damage your ears while playing.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes. That is the only treatment.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Surgery: If the biopsy was suspicious then i would always recommend removal of at least that portion of the gland. There are no short cuts to the answer of whe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Papillary Cancer: Unfortunately you need to have the surgery. If the fna showed this it is very unlikely that is inaccurate. Pathologists don't take lightly the respons... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is very common. Symptoms frequently include throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, lump in the throat and post-nasal drainage. T... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Plugged ears: If you have allergies treating them may help. Topical nasal steroids may offer some benefit as well. If no improvement in the next 6-8 weeks i would s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Buckwheat pillow: Try to find a buckwheat hull pillow. They will conform to your neck and the shape of the hulls allows for it to remain in a god position.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Pharyngeal flux: Laryngopharyngeal reflux can occur in the absence of much eating. And caffeine can aggravate this. In addition, a hiatal hernia may predispose you to... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Fatigue is very common with strep throat.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear Pain: Yes, it is known as "referred otalgia". Sometimnes the brain confuses you on the location of the pain. Due to neurolgic input frequently you will expe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Lump: Most likely this is a small lymph node and likely not significant. However you should see your doctor if it persists.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Nasal Obstruction: Nasal obstruction during the third trimester of pregnancy is common and is hormonally related. It is referred to as "rhinitis of pregnancy". Can't hel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
No: Generally oral ulcerations, commonly they are aphthous ulcers, are brought on by stress or illness. Sugar is not a known trigger.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Nasal obstruction: The hump and clicking are not significant. By pushing up on your nose you are likely increasing the air flow at the narrowest portion of you nasal air... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tongue tied: Actually, using a laser will only increase your costs and not provide any technical advantage. This is easily solved with a local anesthetic and sciss... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: You probably have aphthous ulcers which are benign very painful small white ulcerations in the mouth. They are frequently brought on by stress or ill... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Moisturization: A dry irritated nasal lining can be painful, result in stuffiness and bleed. This is generally more common during the dry winter months, assuming you ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Surgery for LPR: Few patients need surgery for lpr. Cricopharyngeal dyspahgia is a common symptom. Assuming this is the correct diagnosis you should be treated with tw... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Scarring: The chinese have developed an approach through the axilla (armpit). There are some institutions in the U.S. That do this. However, the scar in small a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Thyroid hormone replacement is the only way. This will be a pill you take every day the rest of your life.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes it is a reasonable antibiotic.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics will not affect the results or the procedure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
No: Your ear drum will heal independent of an ear plug, assuming that it will heal on its own. The vast majority of tympanic membrane perforations heal sp... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Parotid Cancer: Most parotid tumors are benign but about 25-30% are cancerous. Treatment almost always includes surgery with or without a neck dissection. Some patien... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Diet: As soon as you want to. Diet should not be adversely affected by surgery other than what is comfortable for you. If you are comfortable eating it feel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Parotid tumor: Currently, most parotid tumors are treated by otolaryngologists (ent docs). This is a surgical specialty that requires 5 years of training after medic... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Follicular lesions: Needle biopsies of follicular thyroid lesions can not differentiate between benign and malignant tumors. If a follicular lesion is identified on fna (... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tap water is OK: Tap water is fine. Good luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Variable: Sometimes it can take a long time for the tonsils to go back to their normal size. Months in some patients. Sometimes they can remain enlarged. Steroi... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Sudafed can increase blood pressure and may preciptate a heart arrhythmia if you are prone. If your doctor says it is safe to take sudafed (pseudoephi... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Thyroid tumor: "tumor" from a medical perspective simply means an abnormal growth. So by definition any thyroid nodule is a tumor. What is of significance is whether... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Diet: Your diet will not make a difference. Don't worry about it other than don't eat anything 12 hours before your operation.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsil stones: You won't. They should be gone. Have your ENT doctor evaluate you if you think you have persistent problems.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Complications: Complications from any operation include bleeding, infection, wound healing problems, scarring, etc. Specific to thyroid surgery the most common are v... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Parotid gland: Yes. It depends on the disease. If it is a mass frequently surgery will be recommended. The operation is a parotidectomy and is performed under a gene... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Prevacid (lansoprazole): If he has that degree of an issue he needs to see his doctor. Heartburn is common but your description indicates that there could be more significant ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tubes: Yes, this is routinely done in the office setting.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: The extent of disease indicates whether or not it is "curable". Cancer doesn't always follow the rules we would like to apply to it, but generally spe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Parotid tumor: The most common parotid tumor is a pleomorphic adenoma, aka mixed tumor. These can degenerate into a malignant tumor called "carcinoma ex-pleomorphic ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Diet: It shouldn't matter. Don't restrict it too much though.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Oral cancer: It depends. We evaluate these tumors based on the size, presence of involved lymph nodes and whether or not there has been tumor spread beyond the mou... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tube may be plugged: Sometime pe (pressure equalization) tubes fail. When they do return of symptoms is common. Also, pe tubes can be expected to remain in the ear drum fo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Probably not: It is very unlikely that you did any permanent damage. You may want to have an ENT doctor look at your vocal cords.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Pills under tongue: No. Your liver doesn't care how it got the medication. It receives it from your circulatory system. Whether this is through the lining of your mouth ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hmmmm: Well, it could be a number of things. I would suggest seeing an otolarygologist who can perhaps more accurately give you an idea of what it is or sugg... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: It really depends on the size of the cancer, the doctors preferences and you as an individual. In my experience almost all of patiients tolerate it qu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ruptured ear drum: No. Most ruptured tympanic membranes (ear drum) heal spontaneously with the exception of those due to welding slag burns. I would recommend that you g... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
None: There is no way to prevent them. Many people experience them with illness or stress. Avoid these two things and you might have fewer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Follicular lesion: I assume you had a needle biopsy that identified follicular cells and your doctor is recommending removal of that lobe. A needle biopsy is not able to... Read More

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Apr 29, 2013
Excellent physician with a great bed-side manner and interaction with patients and the physicians who refer the patients to him.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nordstrom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nordstrom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have had this condition for two months. Some days better than others.
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It helped aloti went out and bought the product and it did remove dirt and things like that.thanks alot
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your time, I appreciate it. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Residency

Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Awards

Best Doctor, Best Doctors, Inc
Best Doctor, Best Doctors, Inc
Best Doctors, M Magazine

Affiliations

Milwaukee Society for Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Publications

Herpes Simplex Infection Causing Acute Necrotizing Tonsillitis
Dura Mater for Soft-Tissue Augmentation
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