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Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
New Orleans, LA
23 years experience male

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I am a Board Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor (ENT) with interests in sinus, allergy, nasal obstruction, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), hoarseness, upper airway obstruction, breathing disorders, acid reflux (GERD), swallowing disorders, masses and tumors of the head, neck, and thyroid.

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ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

Russian

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Dysphagia and globus: Acid reflux can be tricky. You have described two distinct possibly related symptoms that CAN be due to reflux. Some other might be throat clearing,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Globus: Globus sensation is feeling of something stuck in throat. It is a common complaint that usually doesn't reveal something actually physically stuck, b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Rhinitis: Most likely nasal allergies. Would treat with prescription nasal steroid spray. If doesn't improve, see an ENT.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Asthma: It sounds like your asthma is undermanaged. There are a tremendous number of maintenance regimens that minimize dependence on daily albuterol inhalers... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
ENT eval: This combo of symptoms requires a careful clinic assessment by ENT exam and an audiogram (hearing test), then an MRI per judgement of the ENT. Vertig... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Focal headache: Could be a migraine or tension headache, neuralgia, radiated pain from ear ache or TMJ. In light of your cardiovascular disease, it could be somethin... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Asymmetric tonsils: You might have just noticed one tonsil appears larger than the other - this can be normal variant of tonsil anatomy. It might be a blood clot within ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lightheadedness: It sounds like lightheadedness or "presyncopal" episodes. In young women these are usually vasovagal reflexes, dehydration, or possibly related to yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Myofacial pain: It could be a focal nerve problem like 'trigeminal neuralgia' or a pinched nerve, or a generalized myofacial pain syndrome. I recommend a neurologist... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Exostosis: "It depends" on your insurance carrier, Medicare, etc. Some private ear surgeons (otologists) work strictly fee-for-service and cash only. They woul... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
URI: The blood in throat is unusual, but everything else sounds like a bad case of pharyngitis, URI, mono, flu, etc. Perhaps tonsils are so enflamed and s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: Diagnosis is always clinical based on history and exam. Imaging ordered to rule out other neuro pathology. Treatment falls into several categories... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Headaches: Headaches are notoriously frustrating for patients and their doctors alike. Any headache can present and masquerade as any other headache. Numerous c... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
"dysphagia": First make sure your thyroid level is in normal range. Then get it checked out with either a 'swallow study' done by radiology or an ENT to scope you... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: 18 yo male with 'diffuse' palpable lymph nodes is most likely self-limited due to a viral infection like flu. Go see a primary doc if don't go away a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Post-tonsillectomy: All sorts of crusting, snot, phlegm, and secretions from mouth, nose, and down the throat are normal and expected for at least a week after surgery, a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Headache: Definitely not 'normal.' Big question is if you have nasal symptoms like nasal obstruction, discharge, pus/snot, or drainage down throat. If so then... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Swelling: I'm assuming you didn't suffer blunt head injury recently. Go get this checked out at clinic with a physical exam. Depending on size next step is like... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Glands vs nodes: The first step in answering your question is whether you have swelling salivary glands or swelling lymph nodes. They are located close to each other ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
URI: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection or acute bronchitis serious enough for antibiotics. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is good choice both for bacter... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: If the palpable nodes in neck don't go away within a few weeks, then see a doctor about a history, physical, and lab work. At your age it is most lik... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Caution: Meclizine is an older antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so typically causes drowsiness, not anxiety, but every patient is different. Long... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Bruise: Elevate head of bed on several pillows propped up when asleep to reduce swelling. Don't sleep flat. Apply ice packs to lip. Take OTC NSAIDs like Mo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Headache and cough: Most likely sounds like a URI that developed into acute focal sinusitis. I recommend urgent care or ER today given rapid onset, severity, and focused... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
"Yes": Real answer is complex. First work up and diagnose your thyroid nodule with FNA. Make sure it isn't in fact a parathyroid nodule (called adenoma) or t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Vertigo: Are you deaf in one ear only? What caused you to lose your hearing at age 24? Did you ever get a diagnosis? These are very relevant questions to deter... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: You need to be managed under the care of an ENT, esp after sinus surgery, who can examine for scarring, crusting, or altered nasal anatomy that can ad... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Cough: Most likely cause is postnasal drainage down throat. Second is acid reflux. Third is cough, sputum, and/or irritation from chest. Each of these has ex... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Sinusitis: This sounds like classic maxillary sinusitis, with sensory nerve paresthesia that runs thru the involved sinus or else maxillary tooth inflammation. Y... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Vertigo: Definitely sounds vestibular. You might have just developed Meniere's disease of the inner ear with acute 'attacks.' More likely with ringing and he... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Reflux: Make sure you are taking max daily dose of Prevacid (lansoprazole) at 30 mg per day. Anti reflux treatment can take as long as 6 weeks to 3 months to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Telemedicine: If you can't or don't wish to be seen in clinic about it as next step, then this may be a perfect case for a telemedicine face-to-face consultation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tinnitis: This is classic symptom of tinnitis ('ringing') that is commonly due to hearing loss but not necessarily. First step is a hearing test with an audiol... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
OTC for cough: Try the various cough formulas like Robitussin (guaifenesin). Guaifenesin is safe. Occasional oral decongestant use should be safe. Dextromethorpha... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Cold sore vs pustule: It may be a cold sore, which is common in young people and often induced with stress. Cold sores go away on their own, but they can scab and be painf... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Nasal pain: Do gentle irrigation with nasal saline solution to help flush out post-op crusting. Need to do this 2-3x per day. Also stay well hydrated to help th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Neck mass: Torticollis is rare beyond childhood, and never turns into abscess. If you have good reason to suspect a neck abscess then you need to go to an ER imm... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Orbital fracture: Can't really answer your question in this format, esp within 400 characters. Some orbital floor 'blowout' fractures need to be repaired and some can b... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: Duonase is a combo topical antihistamine and nasal steroid, hence "duo." It is certainly helpful for enlarged turbinates due to allergy. Also nasal st... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Use nasal steroid: I would advise a course of potent nasal topical steroid spray, such as Nasonex, (mometasone) Rhinocort, Flonase, etc used scheduled twice per day for ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tonsil enlargement: I agree with your ENT, especially if he did a physical exam of your throat. Worrisome growths (tumors) tend to be painful. Raised areas around tonsi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Laryngitis: The cure for acute laryngitis is unfortunately as elusive as the cure for common cold. Both respond best to home remedies as medical science has for ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
"phantosmia": Take this fetid smell seriously and trust your nose. Make an appt to see an ENT for a complete endoscopic exam of your nasal cavity in clinic, and po... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
TMJ: It sounds like 'classic' TMJ, but a severe case. I recommend an ENT visit to examine the jaw for TMJ and also your ears and hearing to see if it's al... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Hot sweats and cough: Chronic cough and hot sweats is reason enough to get checked by a PCP. If they are related (not coincidental) then you need a proper diagnosis based ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Depends.: Vertigo is a phantom sensation usually due to imbalance of the activity of the bilateral balance end organs of the inner ears. It can also be due to t... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Retro-orbital mass: A mass behind the globe (eyeball) is a short list of possibilities best managed by a specialist from ENT, ophthalmology, or neurosurgery who specializ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tonsillitis: Do you have large tonsils? Are they inflamed or covered with pus? Bad breath? Chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea? If this is a recurring p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Facial swelling: It sounds like you have a real infection, either maxillary sinusitis or from your maxillary teeth, causing soft-tissue swelling called 'cellulitis.' ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Nasal dorsal hump: The traditional "gold standard" approach is to see a surgeon about rhinoplasty to 'shave' off the prominent hump. Some patients now opt for filler in... Read More

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May 20, 2014
A superb physician and a great resource for patients and doctors.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zuzukin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zuzukin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Hey thanks for the Stridor answer, ill find someone to look at it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for reply I will get appointment !!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks doctor.i heed your advice. Million thanks!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

UT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, New Orleans Region - Summer
2014
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Louisiana - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, New Orleans Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Board Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
North American Skull Base Society
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