Andrew Rivera M.D.

Dr. Andrew Michael Rivera is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine where he obtained numerous honors including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society.  Following medical school, he completed his internship in General Surgery and four-year residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami /Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rivera is fluent in both English and Spanish and treats adults and children for a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions.

Specialties:

General ENT, Ear, Hearing, Allergy, Sinus, Voice & Swallowing and Sleep

Languages:

English & Spanish

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Rivera has the best patient care I have seen in Miami.

by S.C

I had an abscess drained from my nose. He took his time in speaking with me and displayed a genuine concern for my well-being throughout the entire consult/procedure. He continuously checked on me during the minor surgical process to make sure I was ok and followed up a few days later to see how I was doing. The entire staff in this ENT clinic was very polite, welcoming, and efficient.


Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Loss

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Environmental Allergy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Asthma Management
  • Hives and Eczema

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Masses
  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Glands Masses
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
  • Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps

Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Balance Testing
  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Hearing Testing

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Drops
  • Food Allergy Testing

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitis
  • Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Reduction
  • In-Office CT Imaging
  • Balloon Sinuplasty

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Prescribe and Monitor CPAP
  • Sleep Apnea Testing
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Evaluation of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box (Flexible laryngoscopy)

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination

Provider Biography

Dr. Andrew Michael Rivera is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. He completed his undergraduate studies at an accelerated biomedical science program at the City College of New York where he graduated summa cum laude and was honored as the salutatorian of the university.  He then went on to receive his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine where he obtained numerous honors including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society.  Following medical school, he completed his internship in General Surgery and four-year residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami /Jackson Memorial Hospital.

While in residency Dr. Rivera received extensive training in all aspects of Otolaryngology.  He learned advanced techniques in the endoscopic management of sinonasal disorders, as well as the medical and surgical treatment of head and neck diseases from renowned faculty.  In addition, he conducted clinical and basic science research, produced numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presented his work at multiple national scientific meetings.  As chief resident, Dr. Rivera received the Resident Teaching Award for his outstanding commitment to resident education in the field of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Rivera is fluent in both English and Spanish and treats adults and children for a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions.

Interests:

  • Primary and Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Septoplasty and Surgical Treatment of Nasal Obstruction
  • Allergic Conditions
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Benign and Malignant Head and Neck Tumors
  • Hearing Loss
  • Sleep Apnea

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Baptist Hospital
  • Doctor’s Hospital
  • Homestead Hospital
  • Medical Arts Surgery Center – South Miami
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Miami Children’s Hospital – Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • South Miami Hospital
  • West Kendall Baptist
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Education

Dr. Andrew Michael Rivera completed his undergraduate studies at an accelerated biomedical science program at the City College of New York where he graduated summa cum laude and was honored as the salutatorian of the university.  He then went on to receive his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine where he obtained numerous honors including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. 

Bachelor’s Degree

  • City College of New York

Doctor of Medicine

  • New York University School of Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Board-certified American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society

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