Dr. Nestor Rafael Rigual MD ENT-Otolaryngologist

Dr. Nestor Rigual is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Buffalo, New York. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Miami Valley Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and has been in practice for 34 years. Dr. Rigual accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 35 doctors at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and one of 16 at Miami Valley Hospital who specialize in Otolaryngology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

ENT-Otolaryngologist: Head & Neck Microvascular Surgery, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ranked #6 in Ear, Nose & Throat

Miami Valley Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Suny Buffalo Affil Hospitals
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1983 - 1986

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1980 - 1981

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1983

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Class of 1980

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Survival Differences between Organ Preservation Surgery and Definitive Radiotherapy in Early Supraglottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Arshad, H.,Jayaprakash, V.,Gupta, V.,Cohan, D. M.,Ambujakshan, D.,Rigual, N. R.,Singh, A. K.,Hicks, W. L.

Pretreatment weight status and weight loss among head and neck cancer patients receiving definitive concurrent chemoradiation therapy: implications for nutrition integrated treatment pathways.
Platek, M. E.,Myrick, E.,McCloskey, S. A.,Gupta, V.,Reid, M. E.,Wilding, G. E.,Cohan, D.,Arshad, H.,Rigual, N. R.,Hicks, W. L.,Sullivan, M.,Warren, G. W.,Singh, A. K.

Vascular priming enhances chemotherapeutic efficacy against head and neck cancer.
Folaron, M.,Kalmuk, J.,Lockwood, J.,Frangou, C.,Vokes, J.,Turowski, S. G.,Merzianu, M.,Rigual, N. R.,Sullivan-Nasca, M.,Kuriakose, M. A.,Hicks, W. L.,Singh, A. K.,Seshadri, M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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