About Us

North Atlanta Ear, Nose & Throat N

AENTA has been providing comprehensive Ear, Nose and Throat care for Cumming, Dahlonega (and now Alpharetta too) and Surrounding areas for over 25 years.

Dr. Joel Hoffman welcomed Dr. Sanjay Athavale to the practice in May, 2015 and Dr. Mark Van Deusen in August, 2017. Dr. Athavale is now seeing patients in Cumming and Dahlonega and Dr. Van Deusen is now seeing patients in Alpharetta.

Dr. Sanjay Athavale enjoys treating patient with all ear conditions including dizziness, chronic ear disease, and deafness. Dr. Athavale has privileges at both Northside and The Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA) to help patients with the full spectrum of ear conditions.

Dr. Mark B. Van Deusen is trained in all aspects of Otolaryngology and is now seeing patients in Alpharetta. His passion for practicing Otolaryngology is evident in his many interests. He enjoys treating patients with sinus disease, nasal obstruction, and allergies. When medical management fails, Dr. Van Deusen is skilled in endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, and rhinoplasty techniques. In some cases, Dr. Van Deusen is able to perform in-office sinus procedures to improve sinus drainage and improve nasal breathing.

Dr. Hoffman specializes in Rhinology (sinus, allergy etc) and Sleep medicine (snoring, sleep apnea). Dr. Athavale brings specialty care to ear disorders/Surgery (including cochlear implants), Head and Neck Cancer, and Robotic tongue base surgery.

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 Robotic Tongue base surgery for Sleep Apnea.

Areas of Treatment

  • Adults and pediatrics
  • Ear disease (dizziness,hearing loss, ringing in ears, ear pain, hearing aids)
  • Facial plastics (botox, fillers, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, scar revision)
  • Head and Neck Surgery (Thyroidectomy, Parotidectomy, Neck dissection, Robotic surgery)
  • Rhinology (sinus problems, nasal blockage, allergy) – Balloon Sinuplasty and nasal valve surgery.
  • Sleep medicine (snoring, sleep apnea, nasal obstruction) – including robotic tongue base surgery for CPAP failure and Somnoplasty.

Mission Statement

North Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat is committed to providing the highest quality, compassionate Ear, Nose and Throat care, while offering the latest technology available. We strive to treat every patient with integrity and respect, be responsive to our patient’s concerns and stress open communication throughout your treatment progress.

Hospital Affiliations

Northside Hospital

Chestatee Regional Hospital

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta