Ramon M. Esclamado, MD, MS Ramon M. Esclamado, MD, MS

Ramon M. Esclamado, MD, MS

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon

4.88 out of 5  (213 ratings, 21 reviews)
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919-681-6820 Office number
919-681-6881
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

In 25 years of clinical practice exclusively devoted to the care of patients with benign and cancerous tumors of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and advanced skin cancers, I still treasure the patient-physician relationship above all. I strive to earn the trust of patients, who are often in a critical time in their life, by acting with integrity, honesty, candor, and compassion while refining a medical and surgical skill set that provides the best care for my patients. As Division Chief, I also enjoy helping provide an environment at Duke Otolaryngology that requires excellence, and fosters leadership as we help one another care for our patients who entrust their lives to us. When work is done, I am blessed to come home to my supportive wife of 36 years, three adult married children with seven grandchildren who recharge my batteries. At times, we sneak away for a fly fishing trip in the mountains.

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LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of California–Davis School of Medicine, 1983
MS, Experimental Pathology, University of Washington, 1985
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1983-1984
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1985-1989
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I helped show that function-preserving neck dissection in treating cancer that has spread to lymph nodes in the head and neck can be done safely with equal outcomes as more radical neck surgery in many patients. These techniques can now be used in many types of head and neck cancers, including thyroid cancer. I am interested in showing that these "selective" neck dissections provide excellent outcomes in thyroid cancers with fewer neck recurrences. Secondly, I, with other colleagues, provided strong evidence that certain nerve repair procedures were highly effective in restoring a near normal voice in patients with vocal cord paralysis for head and neck tumors, and that may result from thyroid surgery or thyroid cancer.

PUBLICATIONS
View Ramon Esclamado's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.88 out of 5 (213 ratings, 21 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.