Welcome to North Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

NAENTA has been providing exceptional ENT care to Cumming and surrounding areas for 25 years. Join us on our mission to provide comprehensive, quality, and compassionate ear, nose, and throat care.

North Atlanta Ear, Nose & Throat

North Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat Associates treats a wide spectrum of both adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat issues.

Between  the expertise of Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Athavale, our practice rarely needs  to refer out even the most  complex medical conditions.   We take pride in being a full service specialty office with the capability of handling the most complex cases,  similar to  a tertiary care center, i.e.  Emory.

Both physicians have been trained at the top programs and graduated with honors.  Dr. Hoffman specializes in Rhinology (Nasal blockage, sinus and allergy), Facial Plastics  and Sleep medicine.  Dr. Athavale completed extra training in Head and Neck cancer and also has expertise in both Throat (laryngology) and ear (Otology)  problems. Dr. Athavale is one of the only physicians in Georgia performing Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulators and robotic tongue base surgery for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.   Please click the following links to learn more about our services.

We have two convenient offices in Cumming (Northside Hospital Forsyth) and in Dahlonega (inside of Dahlonega Family Medicine adjacent to Chestatee Hospital).  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 770-292-3045, Fax 770-292-3046. The Cumming office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  The Dahlonega office is open Wednesday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Cumming Office: 
Cumming Office Location1400 Northside Forsyth Dr. #240
Cumming, GA 30041

The office is located off GA 400/Exit 14. Turn right on GA 20, then take a right on Ronald Reagan Boulevard. At the first traffic light, make a right onto Northside Forsyth Drive.

Dahlonega Office:
Dahlonega Office Location59 Tipton Drive
Dahlonega, Ga 30533

Take 400 north about 9 miles past the outlet mall to US-19 N/S Chestatee.  Turn left onto Mountain Drive after 4.8 miles or so, then an immediate right onto Tipton Drive.

Procedure Highlights

Learn About SLIT

Sublingual immunotherapy

North Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat is now offering Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT).  SLIT allows for allergy treatment to be delivered orally under the tongue. Benefits of SLIT include: Convenience of administration at home, less potential for reactions compared to allergy shots, and treating the root cause of allergy instead of the symptoms.  Please call the office for an appointment if interested in SLIT.Learn About SLIT
Learn About Inspire Sleep

Inspire Sleep

Inspire therapy consists of a breathing sensor and a stimulation lead, powered by a small battery. Implanted during a short, outpatient procedure, Inspire therapy continuously monitors your breathing while you sleep.Learn About Inspire Sleep


Balloon Sinuplasty Explanation

Pillar Implant Animation

Propel Sinus Implant

Base Of Tongue Surgery

Obstructive Sleep Apnea