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Dr. Robert Stachler

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oak Park, MI
33 years experience male

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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Tell us about your background, specialties, interests... After being in academics for 20 yrs, I decided to take a break from the rat race and slow down a little. The stress level was out of control with a boss that did not have my interests in sight. I am happily in a private practice with a physician who sought me out, once I left my previous employer. I am teaching residents from three different residency programs and am loving it. I am doing procedures in the office and am enjoying the flexibility of private practice and the many new opportunities to do procedures I could never do as part of a health care facility (like balloon sinuplasty). I am still doing a far share of voice and swallowing work which is my true passion. I am also doing a great amount of allergy.

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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823 Answers
86 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
External otots: You can swim after 5 days but the infection may come back. You can put you torso in the water but do not get the head or ear wet for a few more days ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ingrown toenail: Use warm compresses and ice for 20 mins a piece. 20 mins warm. 20 mins ice. You will likely need An antibiotic and someone to fix the ingrown toenai... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Eustachian tube dyfx: When you are yawning the popping you are having is caused by air rushing into the ear when your eustachian tube is opening. The eustachian tube is a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cysts Maxillary : Those cysts usually do not need removal unless they fill the sinus up or look like they are more involved : erode bone or are irregular. Most are ve... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: Could be a virus that has to run its course. Have an ENT check it out.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ent check: Have am ENT check it out then get a swallow study to check the esophagus.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
"Sinus ": No, there are a number of over the counter meds that you could try. You could use an antihistamine if your rpredominant symptom is sneezing and. Dra... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cracking in neck: What you have is called crepitus. You should have your doctor check an x-ray of the neck. This would rule out early arthritis some Motrin might hel... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Blocked ear: You probably still have wax in the ear. Use a bulb syringe and warm water so you do not get dizzy. The cold water will always cause you to get dizzy.... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Metallic taste: A metallic taste usually means that the nerve that helps with taste has been inflamed by whatever process that is causing the headaches. Migraines d... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Reflux: This is probably reflux. Try maalox or Tums and see if it helps. You could also try Pepcid (famotidine) ac. Good luck.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Muscle pain: It appears to be a muscle spasm in the trapezius muscle. Try some ice if it is a few days old. If longer try some moist heat like a warm compress. P... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Vocal hygene: You are not drinking enough water to lubricate your vocal folds. Drink at least 2 liters of pure water a day (8 glasses) at least and see how much be... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Small calcification : Small calcifications are seen in the thyroid in some conditions. Usually they are seen in psommoma bodies which are a pathological feature seen in pa... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Swollen lip: Only for a few days. Put ice on the area. This will help greatly. It will also soothe the pain good luck and feel better.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Sinus dx nl ct: It is hard to have sinus disease with a normal cat scan. You may have gotten a reading of benign findings. Basically this means it is negative for an... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Reflux likely: Sounds to me like reflux. Take some malanta or maalox initially and see if it resolves. The symptoms should improve. You can also try tums (calcium ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Wider waist: Are you eating right? Make sure your calories do not exceed you daily allowance. For most females this is 1800 to 2000 cals based on size. Did you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Eye pain after sinus: Make sure you are on your Flonase regularly two times a day 2 sprays and you will be fine. You need more time. Any vision problems ? If so get check... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Persistent cold: After three courses of antibiotics you should see either an ENT or an allergist. You may need one more prolonged course of a stronger antibiotic and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Late with period: Bloody boogers has nothing necessarily to do with pregnancy. You are probably very dry and need to humidify the nose with saline made by adding one t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Eustachian tube dysf: The most likely thing you have is eustachian tube dysfunction, most likely from a recent cold or allergies. If your hearing is decreased you may ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Virus maybe: It may be a virus or the common cold. If you are coughing up colored stuff or have white spots on your tonsils and have a fever you may need antibioti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Nauseous and dizzy: Make sure you are no pregnant. This could be the first sign of it. If you missed a period check a home pregnancy test if you have a cold drink plent... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tight feeling throat: Do you have a cough, fever, chills or a cold. In that case it could be an infection. Of you ate something that did not agree with you it could be an... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Headache : Does your headache radiate around your head or is it located in one place? Do you have flashing lights in your eyes when you have the headaches? Of ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cough: Try a cough suppressant like delsyn. You could have allergies causing you to have postnasal drip which will cause you to cough. You could try an anti... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Nose hair: You have really three choices. The first two are likely the best. Picking, trimming, and laser. Picking can be done with a tweezers and removes the wh... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Biotin sore throat: Usually not but I am sure thee are a few that will have a reaction to the biotin. But by and large , it is supposed to be a product that is to help... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Ear pain: You are not moving your jaw as much due to the pain. Holding it open or leaving it open can inflame the joint i'm front of the ear where the jaw bone... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Nose piercing: Just take it out. It willpsr likely close. Some antibiotic ointment may help it like Bacitracin it will be fine. Good health to you !
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Costochondritis: Your ribs are inflamed and are hurting when you cough. Some times it is caused by pulling a muscle with coughing hard. You could also have inflammatio... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Dry nose: Use pine my IN the nose. Big dollup of ointment and it will liquify and flow down the back of the throat. You can also use Ayr nasal fell and fill t... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Neck pain and cough: You probably pulled a muscle in the neck when you strained to cough. Take some Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and put some warm compresses on the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Alcohol and NyQuil: Nyquil has alcohol so the effect would be additive. I probably would avoid using nyquil when i was drinking. Be safe.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Tingle to hands: Not really a common side effect for this med, but if it affects you try a different antihistamine like Allegra or claritin (loratadine). Good luck a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Headache: It could be a sinus headache. Try some sudafed and some afrin (oxymetazoline) for only a couple of days. You can get addicted to the afrin (oxymetazo... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cough: Try delete for the cough. Try Flonase for the nasal congestion. May use afrjn for 3 days only for the stuffiness. Try to pop the ears. May want t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Dizzy in a 17 yr old: You are probably dehydrated. Drink plenty of water. No pop. Ear well and see if you are still dizzy in the next few days. You should be drinking atlea... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Lesion on skin: I would need a little more history to answer this question. If you are sexually active: I would worry about a sexually transmitted disease. You hav... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Enlarged turbinates: Are you on Flonase? You should be, twice a day and 2 sprays, put your head down and to the side when you do it. Your ENT can also give you a short s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Button battery: Button battery ingestion is extremely serious. They can erode an esophagus or stomach in just an hour or so. These ingestions are responsible for many... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Pimple: Clean you skin with a good cleansing soap and use benzoyl peroxide 10% over the counter. You can find coverup to put on the blemish at the counter of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Minoxidil : Minoxidil is used locally for hair loss. It is applied topically to the head and will result in hair growth. Surprisingly initially it was used for bl... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Small spots on throa: Gargle warm salt water. It is persists then see your doctor to Check it.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Vitiligo: Light patches are hard to correct. For the mean time try using a coverup set an appointment with a dermatologist. They will be able to help you. Goo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Cough and asthma: I think it would be a good idea to see your local primary care doctor. You may need an antibiotic if you are coughing up color. He or she can listen... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Costochondritis: You have costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the chest wall after a cold. Take Motrin 600 to 800g three times a day for a week to ten days. I... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Fever: Give him Motrin and or tylenol (acetaminophen). Is the child teething? If the fever does not come down with the Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) a te... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Hoarseness : After meal hoarseness sounds a lot like reflux to me. Also throughout the day the voice will get weaker if you are refluxing throughout the day. I wou... Read More
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May 8, 2017
well loved by his patients as evident in the large number of thank you notes
Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stachler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Periodontist did an internal procedure breaking the sinus bone that contained sinus membrane. There were 10 hits with an osteotome and hammer to break the bone. Needed m...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks a lot ! family physian was not able to answer me. Because of my sleep apnea ENT wanted to consider tonsillectomy too, so your answer is extremely valuable to me !...Read More
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Thank you so much Dr. Stachler! This was very helpful and it made me feel a lot better about my condition. I'll definitely have to do more research about it and find a solution that works best for me...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Wayne state university

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Detroit Region, MI - Summer
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Michigan - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Detroit Region - Summer
2014
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