Otolaryngologists, Surgical Specialist
13 years of experience
Video profile
Accepting new patients
Southfield Downtown
Providence Hospital and Medical Center
16001 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
248-849-5800
Locations and availability (4)

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of Michigan Medical School (1997)
  • Currently 4 of 4 apples
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Associations
American Medical Association
American Board of Otolaryngology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Rontal is affiliated with 13 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe
    Otolaryngology
    468 Cadieux Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Beaumont Hospital,Troy
    Otolaryngology
    44201 Dequindre Rd, Troy, MI 48085
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • Providence Hospital and Medical Center
    Otolaryngology
    16001 W 9 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • St John Detroit Riverview Hospital
    7733 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
    Otolaryngology
    3601 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center
    Otolaryngology
    4201 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI 48201
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • University Hospital Suny Health Science Center
  • University Hospital Hsc Syracuse
  • Royal Oak (4 Years
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital
    6071 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI 48235
  • Syracuse Va Medical Center
  • Providence Park Hospital
    47601 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
  • Royal Oak
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Rontal has contributed to 2 publications.
    Title State of the Art in Craniomaxillofacial Trauma: Frontal Sinus.
    Date September 2008
    Journal Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
    Excerpt

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many of the successes and controversies in endoscopic management of craniofacial trauma are exemplified in the management of frontal sinus trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: The effort to reduce surgical morbidity and to optimize reconstruction of craniomaxillofacial injuries has resulted in the development of less invasive surgical approaches and in the use of computer image guidance in surgical planning and execution. Minimally invasive management of frontal sinus inflammatory disease has gained wide acceptance. The technology and techniques applied to surgery of the floor of the frontal sinus is now being applied to the management of frontal sinus trauma. A paradigm shift in the treatment of frontal sinus trauma may be underway. SUMMARY: An increasing scope of less severe injuries is being managed expectantly with endoscopic frontal sinus surgery available for salvage. There may be an overall decrease in the most severe frontal sinus injuries owing to enforcement of seatbelt and airbag usage. And the most severe injuries are often best managed through cranialization with anterior skull base reconstruction. Thus, the role for frontal sinus obliteration purely to obviate fractures of the frontal sinus outflow tract may be vanishing.

    Title Impact of Age on Clinical Care Pathway Length of Stay After Complex Head and Neck Resection.
    Date September 2002
    Journal Head & Neck
    Excerpt

    OBJECTIVE: This article investigates the effect of patient age on postoperative pathway length of stay (LOS) for head and neck surgery. Aggregate clinical results for 43 patients, enrolled in the CCP from June 1996-July 1997, are described. Patient age, comorbid status, and postoperative complications are analyzed with respect to impact on LOS. SETTING: Tertiary level academic medical center with an operative otorhinolaryngology volume of approximately 1200 cases per year. PATIENTS: Forty-three patients undergoing head and neck resection with primary closure, local flap, or free flap closure were enrolled on CCP from June 1996-July 1997. Length of stay, frequency of selected aggregated comorbidities, and frequencies of complications are analyzed with nonparametric statistics. A pre-pathway group of 87 consecutive patients is used for comparison. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Length of stay and age. RESULTS: Median actual LOS post-pathway for the patients enrolled in the first year of the pathway was 8 days. This met the CCP target and improved on pre-pathway LOS by 5 days (p <.001). The average LOS increased 25% from 8 days to 10 days for patients older than 65 years of age (p =.036, Mann-Whitney U test). Presence of a comorbidity and a complication concomitantly was statistically associated with increased LOS though not with advancing age (p =.003). CONCLUSIONS: The CCP-reported performance improvement achieved by this pathway suggests improved resource use, and improved patient outcomes are achieved for postoperative care of head and neck surgery patients. Our experience suggests that advancing age creates a clinically significant increase in resource use represented by our finding of increasing LOS. This finding warrants further investigation.


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