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Dr. Nick Debnath

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Orlando, FL
21 years experience male

Locations

Florida Otolaryngology Group

Orlando, FL

Address

1781 Park Center Drive, Suite 210, Orlando, FL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(407) 352-1867

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

UnitedHealthcare

Coventry Health Care

Cigna

Medicare

Medicaid

Tricare

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Florida Otolaryngology Group, P.A.

Winter Park, FL

About

Bio

Nick Debnath MD,FACS earned his bachelor's degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. He has spent three additional years engaging in two research fellowships--immunology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and neurophysiology at Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed an advanced fellowship in Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, and Allergy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Debnath’s clinical interests include chronic sinus disease, ENT allergy, pediatric disorders, ear and hearing conditions, and voice disorders.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Allergy

Facial Plastic Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery

Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

Bengali

Doctor Q&A

227 Answers
266 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See an ENT: For sinus infections that persist despite treatment or for infections that keep returning, you may need to see an otolaryngologist (ent doctor) who ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Wash your hands and: get the flu vaccine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Not usually: Neosporin has antibacterial properties that may prevent a secondary bacterial infection, but herpes viral cold sore infections will not resolve quick... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. See the recommended doses for each.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Low : When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery (balloon or otherwise) is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Recovery time is... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes but: There is usually not a direct correlation, although if you have a viral illness you may manifest both. If you are on some treatment for a sinus infect... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends on the test: In a 16 month old child, abr (auditory brainstem response) or oae (otoacoustic emissions) are fairly accurate and reliable predictors of hearing loss ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: A deviated septum can certainly contribute to nasal obstruction which may cause a hyponasal voice (commonly described as a nasal voice). This is cause... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See your doctor: If you have foul discharge from your ear, you either have had a middle ear infection that has ruptured your eardrum or you have an external ear infect... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See your doc: If you have sinus infection symptoms past 2 weeks not responding to zithromax, you may need to see your doctor to confirm acute sinusitis. You may nee... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Stuff you breathe?: Usually this can be due to inhalation of pollutants in the air such as dust, smoke, or other environmental pollutants. Rarely certain serious fung... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Hard to tell without: ...An exam. It would be unusual to break your nose in your sleep without a known trauma (e.g.Fall). Other conditions may cause pressure or pain at the... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery (balloon or otherwise) is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Recovery time is... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Surgery: Turbinate hypertrophy is addressed both medically and surgically. I perform radio frequency ablation, submucosal resection, partial resection, and oth... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends...: If you're 18 and not overweight, obstructive sleep apnea in your case may have numerous possible causes. You should see an ENT doctor for a thorough e... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, saline spray is safe during pregnancy. Please check with your doctor before using any other nose sprays. (Over the counter or otherwise)
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sinusitis: This may be sinusitis or sinus inflammation. Allergies may be one cause but there can be many others. Mild symtoms may be relieved by over the counter... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Swelling would be severe, especially under the tongue at the floor of mouth. Swelling ; pain arise from infection, often dental in origin. Swelling u... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe ...: Not necessarily related to the antibiotics since you still may have an upper respiratory infection with tonsillitis and pharyngitis. However, you can ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No: In fact, Bacitracin has been known to cause a foreign body complication in the nose and ear: myospherulosis. I do not recommend it for my patients in... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Unusual: Patients usually take weeks to 3 months to fully recover from all aspects of sinus and septal surgery (swelling, remucosalization, cilia healing, etc.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Rare: The trachea or windpipe is made up of incomplete cartilaginous rings where the front is c shaped cartilage with a membranous posterior in front of the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No: Tonsillectomy should have no correlation with development of food allergies.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Perhaps normal: Back of tongue also contains the lingual tonsils which may be asymmetrically enlarged in some cases. Get check out by an ent.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Lymph node: Is this is a new round lump? If so, most likely a postauricular (behind the ear) lymph node which usually enlarges during a local infection of the ear... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Extremely rare: Unlikely to be caused by Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d, but possible. I would look into other causes of numbness first.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No: If a deviated septum is severe enough to impede flonase, see an ENT if you need surgery to correct your septum. While sometimes medications can be add... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Normal variant: This is likely a normal variant. Your mastoid processes do not have to be symmetric. Likely not related to your SCM.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Sorry: impossible to answer correctly since there are many types of red rashes that may appear on the face. I recommend seeing a doctor or dermatologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See ENT: there are many potential reasons to consider with ear ringing or tinnitus (hearing loss, cardiovascular, medication, infectious, middle ear process, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes, possible: While rare, infections in this area should not be taken lightly. The 'danger triangle' of the face consists of the area from the corners of the mouth ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See an ENT: Salivary duct stone should not be related to sinus pain, rashes, or migraines, but you should see an ENT doctor to examine you for stones. Some are ev... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Usually asymptomatic: Most people with oral/throat hpv infections have no symptoms and therefore do not realize that they are infected. Hpv infection can cause oropharyngea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See ENT: there are many potential reasons to consider with ear ringing or tinnitus (hearing loss, cardiovascular, medication, infectious, middle ear process, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Hyponasal speech...: can be due to nasal and sinus congestion. Swelling inside the nose due to the common cold or allergies or even a sinus infection can lead to less air ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends...: On the reason for surgery. It is very unusual in my hands to need a second surgery within 6 months. Significant scar tissue or aggressive nasal polyps... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Samter's Triad: Samter's triad (aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease-aerd) is a chronic medical condition that consists of asthma, recurrent sinus disease with nas... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Dry nose: If you don't have a frank nosebleed, the taste of blood may be from scant bleeding in your nose in the setting of sinusitis. This may be due to drynes... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Rare: Extremely unusual for a 3 year old to need these procedures. Do you know why your doctor is recommending this? You may want a second opinion.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
No: Barium shows up on an x ray but it is not radioactive
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Extremely unlikely: Unless there is visible blood in saliva, it is not considered a body fluid through which HIV can be transmitted.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Pulsatile tinnitus : Pulsating noise can be caused by wax impact ion, ear fluid, high riding jugular bulb in the middle ear, vascular tumors, hypertension, carotid stenosi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Laryngospasm: Sounds like laryngospasm from decreased sensation of the larynx from chronic acid reflux. See an ENT.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely but you should see a specialist to see if there are other issues going on such as allergies, post-nasal drainage, or acid reflux which may ca... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Depends...: Depends on many factors including whether this is acute or chronic, status of other sinuses, possible dental related disease, history of surgery/traum... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
See your ENT: Many reasons to have infection this soon after surgery. You may have crusting, scar tissue, resistant bacteria, or persistent anatomic issues. Please ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Central lines: During an emergency resuscitation, it is necessary to rapidly administer fluids as well as medications intravenously. This is easier to do via the lar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Do not insert anything into a baby's ears or even adult ears. Eardrum perforation is possible in addition to more serious injuries. Q-tips are never t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Incomplete removal: Tonsil tissue has the ability to regenerate if it is not completely removed during surgery. Even a very tiny amount of tissue can cause them to grow b... Read More

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Oct 12, 2013
Dr. Debnath's responses are accurate, timely, and highly educational. He is a natural born teacher of the highest quality and we are fortunate to have him on Healthtap.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Debnath is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Debnath is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your detailed answer! I had the procedure & all is well!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I tried hydrocortizone this evening. I will try that longer. thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. The surgery sounds very scary. Any info on recovery?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

Awards

patients choice award of 2012
2010 Patients' Choice Awards
2011 Patient's Choice Award

Affiliations

American academy of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
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