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Matthew D. Ellison, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon

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Board Certified
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center - Durham, NC
Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital - Raleigh, NC
My Locations
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
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Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh
3480 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609-7376
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Duke Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

I provide comprehensive care of ear, nose, and throat problems. I have particular interest in surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, offering some of the most novel approaches to provide a permanent solution to sleep apnea. I also have interest in nasal and sinus problems. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, I manage the allergy program (allergy shots and allergy drops), and I care for patients with some of the most chronic sinus diseases. I have now more than 15 years of experience caring for children and adult patients with routine issues (like ear infections, tonsil problems) and complex problems (like head and neck masses and cancers, thyroid problems). My clinic is next to Duke Raleigh Hospital, where we've built an excellent team of fellow otolaryngologists, nurses and medical assistants, front office staff, and therapists. We look forward to meeting you.

School of Medicine Department
Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.81 out of 5
450 ratings, 89 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Residency
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999
Education
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994
Clinical Focus and Research
My Research Interests

Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (UPPP, tongue-base suspension and hyoid suspension, pillar palatoplasty, turbinate reduction) in adults and children; allergy care, including skin testing and immunotherapy (subcutaneous injections and sublingual drops) in adults and children; medical care of chronic sinus problems, including endoscopic diagnosis and nebulization topical therapy; surgical care of chronic sinus problems (recurrent infections, polyps, turbinate hypertrophy), including less invasive and safer techniques such as CT-guided endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty and turbinoplasty; care of children with ear, nose, and throat problems, such as enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, hearing loss, ear infections, and neck masses; surgical treatment of skin cancers of the neck, face, and head; evaluation and treatment of head and neck masses and cancers

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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Industry Relationships
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