Dr. Nick Debnath

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Orlando, FL
22 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

Thursday: 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Women...perhaps...: Some studies have showed that women have a greater tendency than men to get motion sickness. This potentially is because women also are more prone to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Not FDA approved: It doesnt get 'caught' but it is not fda approved. Sargenti paste contains paraformaldehyde which can cause irreversible damage to tissues near the ro... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Tonsil stones are a very common condition caused bacterial colonization (thought to be biofilms) and debris in the crypts of your tonsils. Tonsillecto... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Testing : sounds like MVD affected 7th and 8th cranial nerves. See an ENT for facial nerve and auditory nerve testing.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Saline: If you have sinus infection symptoms past 1-2 weeks, you may need to see your doctor to confirm acute sinusitis. You may need an antibiotic. Symptom r... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 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. While one SCM may be larger than ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
See your doctor: If your tonsillitis is getting worse on antibiotics see your doctor. Your infection may be resistant to your antibiotics so you may need a culture. Yo... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
See an ENT: An ear, nose, & throat doctor can use an ear microscope to carefully remove the foreign body. If it is still alive you can use mineral oil in your ear... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Many...: Subtle symptoms of acid reflux include frequent throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in the throat, dry cough, voice changes, postnasal drip,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
See ENT: Tonsil stones are a very common condition caused bacterial colonization (thought to be biofilms) and debris in the crypts of your tonsils. Tonsillecto... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity. Thickening of the septum lining and turbinate hypertrophy may be seen commonly in any condition that causes 'rhinitis' such a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
OTC or Rx?: Over the counter oral antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) or antihistamine eyedrops are good options. Prescription nasal antihistamine sprays (... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Many causes: Polyps are usually inflammatory from myriad causes including allergy or other inflammatory conditions. Nasal polyps can definitely affect quality of l... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Sometimes: A true polyp may sometimes be managed medically by treating the underlying inflammatory disorder, but severe polyposis frequently needs surgery to hel... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Shortens duration: Abreva is a topical over the counter treatment for cold sores (herpes simplex). While untreated outbreaks may last up to 10 days, abreva may shorten t... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes & maybe: 'silent' reflux can cause symptoms of post-nasal drainage, voice changes, sensation of tickle or something stuck in the throat, cough, frequent throat... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Perhaps but: If these were diagnosed on a ct scan, i would wager that the findings may actually be more consistent with mucus retention cyst or mucosal thickening ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Mucositis: You have mucositis from IMRT. Some easy remedies include chewing ice chips, chewing sugarless gum, or sucking tart sugarfree candy. If these do not wo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Sudden deceleration injuries or anterior skull base trauma can certainly lead to permanent anosmia.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump under your chin, so i would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swoll... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Call your doc: If you're having side effects from any antibiotic always call your doctor for recommendations regarding stopping or switching to another antibiotic. Y... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Perhaps: 'collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'collapse' can also mean bony contracti... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Talk with your ENT: One of the complications of tonsillectomy is changes in voice. If your tonsils are quite large, removal may affect voice resonance for the better. Cha... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Perhaps: Diarrhea and other GI symptoms may be a possible side effect of Sudafed but then again constipation may be its side effect as well.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Vomiting raises blood pressure transiently in the nasal blood vessels which can then be more likely to bleed. If bleeding happens often you should be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Sounds like TMJ: Sounds like inflammation at the left TMJ jaw joint although it could still be ear, tooth, skin, sinus, or gland infections as well. A thorough exam by... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Unlikely: To be cancer. Many congenital or acquired lesions are possible including benign cysts, fibromas, vascular malformations, and even rarer condition such... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Reflux most likely: You don't mention if there are any other symptoms such as pain or difficulty swallowing. It may be nothing, but I also see similar symptoms (globus se... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
D?: Although vitamin supplementation is not strictly necessary with a well balanced diet and while there is no proven benefit from a particular vitamin fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Saline: Saline irrigations (neti pot or squeeze bottle) are particularly quite safe and effective in treating and preventing chronic sinus infections. There a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Most viral: Studies have shown greater than 90% of "sinus" infections are viral. The common cold is viral. Symptoms lasting more tha 7-10 days or worsening sympto... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump at that location, so i would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swol... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Maybe: Deviated septum and concha bullosa may predispose you to sinus infections. Pressure and soreness overlying your sinuses may be a symptom. Dizziness ma... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Morgagni sinus: Laryngeal ventricle or ventricle of morgagni.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Pressure : that part of the septum has a rich blood supply and bleeds easily with trauma (piercing). Try pressure by pinching nose as well as Afrin nasal spray.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
D?: Although vitamin supplementation is not strictly necessary with a well balanced diet and while there is no proven benefit from a particular vitamin fo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
PCPs and ENTs: While a primary care doctor or internist may treat uncomplicated parotitis, otolaryngologists (ents) treat severe cases or recurrent cases. In chronic... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Better ear molds: Depending on the type of hearing aid you have, you likely need a better fit for your ear molds. See your hearing aid specialist or audiologist for a b... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
She may be fine: If she had any significant swelling, bruising, or cosmetic deformity at the bridge of the nose she may want to be evaluated for possible fracture. Oth... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
No evidence: While one study looking at the ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) suggested antimicrobial properties (not in humans), there is no evidence turmeric tre... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Beware!: Snorting substances has been known to cause tissue damage to the lining of the nose and pharynx including severe necrosis. E.G. Snorted Cocaine or cru... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Possible but many : Explanations. White or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: It is okay to give him age/weight-appropriate doses of over-the-counter cold medicine and Ibuprofen together...As long as your cold medicine also does... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
See a doctor: Hard to say without examination but it could be many things ranging from sublingual salivary gland infection to a serious floor of mouth abscess that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Would not recommend: While cleaning agents can be irritating to the nose to cause rhinitis or nasal drainage, this should not result in immediate acute bscterial sinusitis... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Moisture: The best thing is saline in either spray form or irrigation form. Humidified air helps recovery as well. Check with your surgeon if she or he has any ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Several : Depending on the location of the lipoma, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, or ENT facial plastic surgeons may remove lipomas.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Viral vs bacterial: Over the counter treatments are very reasonable for common cold symptoms (pain meds, decongestants, saline, humidity). However, for cold symptoms last... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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