Timothy Richard DeKlotz, MD| Head And Neck Surgical Oncology, Head And Neck Surgery | MedStar Health

Timothy Richard DeKlotz, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (457 reviews)

Specialities: Head And Neck Surgical Oncology, Head And Neck Surgery, Rhinology Sinus And Skull Base Surgery, Otolaryngology

Languages: English

202-877-8439

About me

Timothy DeKlotz, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a member of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).

Dr. DeKlotz specializes in diagnosing and treating skull base disorders such as spinal fluid leaks, pituitary tumors, benign and malignant tumors of the nose/sinus and brain in a minimally invasive way through the use of endoscopic procedures. He also specializes in cancers of the head and neck and sinus disorders.

Dr. DeKlotz received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his internship program and residency program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He then finished his fellowship program in open and endoscopic cranial base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

His clinical interests include endoscopic skull base disorders, cancers of the head and neck, and nasal and sinus disorders. His research interests include outcomes for patients with skull base disorders.

Dr. DeKlotz is part of one of the few skull base teams in the region that performs advanced endonasal skull base procedures utilizing state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation. Through these newer techniques, Dr. DeKlotz and his team are able to improve outcomes and significantly decrease recovery time for their patients.

"Treating every patient the same way does not produce results. My philosophy is to individualize treatment and give personalized care that is as unique as each one of my patients. Keeping an algorithm to patient care is important, but tailoring treatment to the patient is critical.

It is important to me that my patients are well informed and that I answer all of their questions. I am dedicated to listening to my patients and ensuring that I answer all of their questions as well as address all of their concerns."

Clinical areas of focus

  • Base Of Skull Surgery
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Deviated Septum
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Epistaxis
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Turbinate Surgery
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acinic Cell Cancer
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Adenocarcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Airway Disorders
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Basilar Skull Fracture
  • Benign Airway Tumors
  • Benign Head And Neck Tumors
  • Blocked Eustachian Tubes
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Buccal Space Mass
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Cheek Bone Fractures
  • Cholesterol Granuloma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Head And Neck
  • Congenital Neck Masses
  • Craniocervical Junction Disorders
  • Craniofacial Tumors
  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
  • Cyst Of Sinuses
  • Dermoid Cyst Scalp
  • Deviated Septum
  • Distortion Of The Face
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Sinus
  • Empty Nose Syndrome
  • Encephalocele
  • Epistaxis
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Face Cancer
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Cyst
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tumor
  • Fibro Osseous Lesions
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Foreign Body (AIRWAY)
  • Foreign Body (EAR)
  • Foreign Body (ESOPHAGUS)
  • Foreign Body (NOSE)
  • Foreign Body (THROAT)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Head Abscess
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head And Neck Melanoma
  • Head And Neck Sarcoma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Mass
  • Head Trauma
  • Headache
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hoarseness
  • Hypernasal Speech
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Disease
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hyponasal Speech
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Idiopathic Orbital Inflammatory Disease
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Infratemporal Fossa Lesions
  • Infratemporal Fossa Tumors
  • Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Jaw Cancer
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Infection
  • Jaw Lesions
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malignant Airway Tumors
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Meningioma
  • Meningocele
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Cyst
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucosal Melanoma
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Septal Hematoma
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor Of Nasal Cavity
  • Nose Fracture
  • Nose Pain
  • Nose Sores
  • Odontogenic Tumors
  • Odynophagia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Olfactory Neuroblastoma
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Tumor
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
  • Palate Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Parapharyngeal Abscess
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Perichondritis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Petrous Apex Tumor
  • Pharyngeal Mass
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Polyp Of Cheek
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Septal Perforation
  • Septum Problem
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus And Nasal Mucoceles
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Fracture
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Smell Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Tongue
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of Skin Of Lip
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Head And Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma Of The Jaw
  • Strep Throat
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Sores
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheitis
  • Tracheocutaneous Fistula
  • Tumor Of Nose
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Base Of Skull Surgery
  • Caldwell Luc Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Repair
  • Cheek Bone Fracture Surgery
  • Craniocervical Junction Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Encephalocele Repair
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulectomy
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Face Cancer Surgery
  • Face Stitch Removal
  • Frontal Sinusotomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Jaw Cancer Surgery
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Maxillofacial Regeneration
  • Mouth Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Nose Cauterization
  • Nose Fracture Surgery
  • Orbital Nerve Decompression
  • Palate Cancer Surgery
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Radical Neck Dissection
  • Radiofrequency Inferior Turbinate Reduction
  • Remove Sinus Packing
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Fracture Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Approach
  • Sphenoidectomy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Subglottic Stenosis Surgery
  • Submandibular Gland Excision
  • Throat Abscess Drainage
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transnasal Repair Csf Leak
  • Turbinate Surgery
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Practice locations

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6862 Elm Street
McLean, VA, 22101

202-295-0560

Fax 877-376-2418

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB 2700 North
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-6733

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8186

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Fellowship Program: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2014)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2007)

Awards

  • Washingtonina Top Doc 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Mar 28, 2022

    Dr. Deklotz always provides clear instructions and excellent care.

  • Mar 9, 2022

    Dr DeKlotz is a Very Caring Physician who takes interest in my concerns and needs for my Health. He listened and answered all of my questions and explained everything well

  • Mar 7, 2022

    He didn't listen to anything I said, including that what he thinks I've got, had already been ruled out, twice, by 2 different doctors, including 1 there at MGUH