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Dr. Devin Cunning

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lake Havasu City, AZ
30 years experience male

Locations

Arizona Coast Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy & Sleep Medicine

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Address

1760 McCulloch BLVD N. Suite 100, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(928) 854-4462

About

Bio

Dr. Cunning has practiced in Lake Havasu City since 1999. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Biology. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin he completed his internship in general surgery at the Naval Hospital San Diego. Dr. Cunning served onboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the general medical officer for two years with travel to Japan, Korea, and Hong Kong. After further specialty training in Buffalo, New York, Dr. Cunning completed his residency in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Cunning is dual board certified in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine. He has attained Fellow status in Allergy after completing advanced training through the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Cunning is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery. He has served as the Chief of Surgery and Joint Venture Board member at Havasu Regional Medical Center and Chief of Staff at Havasu Surgery Center. Personally, Dr. Cunning has served as a member of London Bridge Rotary Club and a board member of the Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce. He is active in sports and is a private pilot. He is married to Erin Cunning, who works as the office manager at Arizona Coast Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy and has served as a board member of the Havasu Community Health Trust. They have four children who are active in athletics, music, dance and theater.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
52 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Most likely normal: Within 10 days after tonsillectomy a discolored eschar will occur which is often yellow or brown from clotting. Soft cool diet for 10 days is appropr... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Lymph node: Neck masses are generally infectious, inflammatory, congenital or neoplastic. Those < 1 cm which are oval and mobile are usually lymph nodes. The... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Chorda Tympani nerve: A branch of the facial nerve called the chorda tympani nerve supplies taste to the anterior tongue (on the operated side). It also provides some inne... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Node or cyst: The three most common masses that may fit that description are lymph node, epidermal inclusion (sebaceous) cyst, and parotid gland neoplasm. See your... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Duration?: Sounds like a small furuncle (boil) in the melolabial crease. Depending on the duration of symptoms, time and warm compresses may help. Persistent s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
No: Oral cancer, generally squamous cell carcinoma, is due to smoking, local trauma or human papilloma virus. There are of course sporadic cases also. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Multiple: Multiple common causes include bacterial or viral infection, thrush (fungal), allergy and acid reflux. Other causes may include medication side effe... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Probably: Pressure, plugging and pain are common post-op after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Severe or worsening pain, clear watery drainage, exc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Graves' disease is autoimmune mediated against the thyroid gland, which effectively results in over production of levothyroxine (HYPERthyroidism). Th... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cyst vs lymph node: Probable cyst versus lymph node however may be salivary gland tissue See an otolaryngologist for evaluation. It may need a biopsy to be certain.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cerumen : Cerumen or "wax" in the ear canal can trap water against the tympanic membrane (ear drum). Rubbing alcohol helps dehydrate the ear canal. If this pe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Allergies: This sounds like allergic rhinitis with post nasal drainage. Consider an antihistamine and nasal steroid spray trial. Also allergy testing may be a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Viral or bacterial: Most pharyngitis is either viral or bacterial. Continue antibiotics as prescribed. Use warm saline gargles 4 times daily. Wash hands frequently and... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: Tonsilloliths "stones" are prevalent in tonsils whether they can be seen or not. The tonsillar surface is irregular and bumpy with patches of lymphat... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Culture/biopsy: This abscess should be cultured and biopsied to assess for atypical infections, malignancy, inflammatory conditions or autoimmune conditions. Conside... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Common symptoms of extraesophageal reflux (laryngopharyngeal reflux) are throat clearing, lump sensation, intermittent hoarseness, food sticking, coug... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
May take many weeks: After the bacterial infection has resolved, the lung membranes and cilia (hair cells) inflammation persists for weeks. This includes mucus production... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
NO cotton swabs: Stop using cotton tip applicators in your ear canals! They cause abrasions to the ear canal, push cerumen (wax) further inside, and possible rupture ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
10-14 days total: Tonsillectomy in an adult is rough. The usual course is bad pain for the first few days, then horrible pain. Things tend to improve by day 10-11. R... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Allergy: The common causes of soreness include allergy, virus and bacteria. Certainly smoking irritates also. Any persistent sore throat, cough or hoarseness... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Labyrinthitis: Acute labyrinthitis may result in motion sensation vertigo and hearing loss. This often resolves with time however is variable. Persistent asymmetri... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsillar debris: Tonsillar cryptic debris is foul yellow/white concretions which reside in the folds/crypts of the tonsils. They can cause irritation and halitosis. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Eustachian tube: May be eustachian tube dysfunction. Consider nasal steroid spray and autoinsufflation (pinching nose and blowing gently to increase pressure in middl... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Otosclerosis: Stapedectomy/stapedotomy is a procedure for Otosclerosis. In this condition, the stapes bone in the middle ear is fixed with bony overgrowth resultin... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Otolaryngology: See an otolaryngologist (ENT). Nose bleeds may be caused by deviated septum, allergies, sinus infections, nasal picking, medication side effects, env... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ignore: Eat a low sodium/low caffeine diet. Watch excessive aspirin use. Avoid loud noise. Get audiogram.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
KY or saline gel: After the bleeding stops use KY or saline gel multiple times throughout the day. Saline solution may soften the crusting. Use Afrin (oxymetazoline) ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Pressure: Persistent or progressive symptoms despite antibiotics may indicate persistent (noninfectious) fluid or persistent infection resulting in asymmetric m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Gargles or surgery: Tonsil stones aka tonsillolithiasis are concretions of dead skin, bacteria, possibly food particles. Antibiotics help temporarily. Gargling with vari... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
ENT consult: Persistent sinus symptoms greater than 3 months indicates the possibility of chronic sinusitis with or without underlying allergic rhinitis. Prolonge... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Most thyroid benign: I-123 scans may reveal hot nodules which are benign > 95% of the time or cold nodules which are benign > 80% of the time. Depending on ultraso... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, obstructive and central, cause breathing to temporarily cease. Other manifestations and associated conditions include morning headache, ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Infection: Green discolored phlegm usually denotes a bacterial infection. Increase fluids, take guaifenesin and see your physician who will most likely recommen... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Stroke: Untreated sleep apnea increases risk on motor vehicle accident, stroke and heart attack. CPAP is very important to reduce these risks.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
REM: REM sleep occurs throughout the night, however more predominantly later night/early morning. During this type of sleep most memorable dreaming occurs... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Unsteadiness: Generally inner ear dizziness or "vertigo" results in a motion or spinning sensation. Unsteadiness, light headedness, floating sensation, etc may be ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Swelling/deviation: Swelling of the nasal mucosa including the septum and turbinates due to allergies or sinusitis results in congestion. Also, structurally the nasal se... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Post nasal drainage: Copious post nasal purulence (pus) may cause throat irritation as well as nausea. Guifenesin will thin the secretions and help expectorate pus and mu... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Minor salivary gland: There are three paired major salivary glands: Parotid, submandibular, and sublingual. However additionally there are a multitude of minor salivary g... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Allergy: Although there are other treatments, the triad of treatment for allergic rhinitis and post nasal drip includes: 1. Nasal saline 2. Nasal steroid s... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Infection: Sounds viral but may be bacterial. If you use tobacco, a palatal biopsy may be in order. Salt water gargles and topical anesthetic will help. A thr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Nerve: This is due to the trigeminal nerve. Some potential causes include trauma, infection, inflammation, tumor. If never previously evaluated consider an... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction may take many weeks to improve. Autoinsufflation (pinch nose and blow gently), nasal steroid spray and decongestants may ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Minimal: The thyroid gland lives near the jugular vein and carotid artery but those are rarely at risk. Generally total thyroidectomy with I-131 is curative m... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Time: After an upper respiratory infection it can take multiple weeks for inflammation to subside. Increase water intake and consider OTC Dextromethorphan.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Infection: Considering the duration of your symptoms, an antibiotic may be in order. The tonsils may also be infected causing swelling and redness. Asymmetry i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Safe mild discomfort: This minimally invasive office procedure is a great option for some patients. With adequate local anesthesia (ie topical with occasional injection) ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Rhinitis: Excess topical decongestant may cause long term rhinitis, swelling and septal perforation if used over 4-5 days. Oral decongestants may affect blood ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Likely temporary: Tinnitus may be caused by multiple etiologies: Hearing loss, noise exposure, medication side effects, allergies, eustachian tube dysfunction, trauma,... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Audiogram: An audiogram and otolaryngology follow up is in order. There are outer ear causes (ie wax), middle ear causes (ie fluid or negative pressure), and in... Read More

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Jul 29, 2014
I would recommend Dr cunning to everyone! He is an amazing physician who is great with all of his patients. He is beyond knowledgeable and he goes out of his way for his patients. He is a surgeon who...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cunning is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cunning is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Not posterior but behind anterior arch close to lingual tonsils. I will watch and if gets bigger get to another ent at upmc pittsburgh. Pa.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Yes, I own a CPAP and use it every night. My question was really what other risks/dangers should I be aware of (related to my stroke).
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanx, cuz I had heard differently from Dr. Oz Show and I have been doing it all wrong... wow, thanx so very much!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania
Completed 1999

Awards

AMA Physician’s Recognition Award for CME, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Resident’s Research Award Medical School Clinical Honors Magna Cum Laude Graduate – University of California, Santa Barbara Academic Scholarship – University of California, Santa Barbara Dean’s List
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Arizona - Fall
2014
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Arizona - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
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