Akihiro Joseph Matsuoka, MD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Otolaryngology

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurotology

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Audiovestibular Testing
  • Auditory Implants
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Ear Surgery
  • Hearing Aids

Education

Medical Education:
Kitasato Univ. (Japan) - 1987
Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine - 2010
Fellowships:
University of California (San Diego) Medical Center - 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Neurotology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
134 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    5.0
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.9
  • Clear Explanations
    4.9
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.9
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.9
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

19 Reviews
May 19, 2019

Dr. Matsuoka was outstanding. He listened to me very well and never rushed me. He connected with me intellectually and emotionally. I appreciated that he wasn't typing on his computer during my visit. He was honest and straightforward about questions he couldn't answer. I'm completely confident that he has a thorough understanding of the literature and when he said he didn't know the answer, it's because no one can really answer the questions. I left the appointment feeling so much better even though I don't know if my tinnitus will improve. He inspired great confidence. And if all that isn't enough, he has great hair.

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May 16, 2019

*Dr. Matsuoka is very attentive spend time to explain my hearing problems.

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May 09, 2019

Something I really appreciated was that I came in with a written list of questions and Dr. Matsuoka was so good about patiently answering each of my questions.

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April 22, 2019

Dr. Matsuoka is truly outstanding.

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February 21, 2019

My doctor showed a genuine concern for my illness and how I was coping with it.

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January 26, 2019

He was excellent!

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January 22, 2019

Dr. Matsuoka is very engaged, professional and always willing to answer questions.

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January 17, 2019

My experience with Dr. Matsuoka was exceptional.

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January 10, 2019

excellent

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October 17, 2018

*Dr. Matsuoka is an excellent ENT!

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August 10, 2018

Good.

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August 02, 2018

I've been to probably 8 different ENTs or Neuro-otologists around the country the past 8 years. Dr. Matsuoka and team are the best I've ever had. Dr. Matsuoka is the most skilled and gentle ENT surgeon for procedures I've ever experienced.

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July 05, 2018

Dr Matsuaka, is a jewel in the Northwestern faculty. He is extremely caring and listens to his patients. Never had I had the feeling that he was 'rushing" through the appointment. He takes the time to make sure I am taken care of. I recommend him to anyone I can.

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June 19, 2018

Dr. Matsuoka could not have been more gracious or professional.

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June 17, 2018

Dr. Matsuoka is a model for what a doctor should be. He is always friendly and attentive. He explains things very clearly. I never feel rushed in his office. He exudes confidence which in turn makes a patient confident that he is being well taken care of. I am highly satisfied with him. A very bright man and an excellent doctor.

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May 01, 2018

Dr. Matuoka sat down in the chair and discussed my condition and the solution. It was like a conversation and I really thought that was nice. I think his sitting in the comfortable chair instead of on the stool just made it seem like he had time to consider what treatment might work. I was glad went to see him. The fact that he could use a scope and look down my throat etc without having to make another visit was a benefit to me.

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March 02, 2018

*Dr. Matsuoka is a great doctor!

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February 03, 2018

good

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December 18, 2017

Dr Matsuoka's explanations were very thorough, I appreciate the scientific detail he provided.

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