Laura Matrka

Laura Matrka, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 288 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 125 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-366-3687

About Me

My focus is in ear, nose and throat surgery. I specialize in voice and airway disorders. I completed additional training in the field of laryngology, giving me expertise in treating voice and airway problems. I treat patients who speak or sing professionally, as well as those with narrowing of the airway.

I am passionate about helping people live as full a life as possible. Part of this passion comes from recognizing the fundamental role that the voice and airway play in our lives.

Part of my role as a physician is to teach patients as much as I can. I give them the information they need to feel good about making their own decisions about their health care. Our multidisciplinary team of experts works one-on-one with our patients to create a targeted treatment plan specific to their disease.

I love working at Ohio State because it's an environment of constant improvement. Everyone around me is always trying to make things better for our patients. It inspires me to work harder for my patients every day.

In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, Ohio State football games, reading, traveling and time with family. People are sometimes surprised to learn that I used to be a piano teacher and a Spanish teacher.
Highlights
  • Member, the American Laryngological Association and the Triological Society
  • Author of several book chapters on voice and airway problems
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2018
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Otolaryngology
  • Tracheal Stenosis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
MD
8/19/2002 - 6/10/2006

Internship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2011

Fellowship

University Hospital, San Antonio, TX

7/1/2011 - 3/9/2012

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2013

Academic Information

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

288 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2021

    Knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful - great experience.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Dr. Matrka is absolutely the best doctor. She listens, makes excellent suggestions, and discusses options and; then, willing to discuss more, if necessary. Dr. Matrka, always has her patient's best interest at heart. Dr. Matrka always introduces her Fellowship students and asks if it is okay if they observe treatment/assist her.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Not very good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    She listens attentively, very respectful, explains very thoroughly and professional.

  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021

    This was my first visit with Dr. Mytrka. I was concerned because I knew she was going to have to use the scope to examine my throat. I had a previous very bad experience with a different ENT. To my surprise and delight, she was gentle but thorough. I couldn't believe how well this visit went. She explained to me in detail our next steps and was patient to answer every question I raised.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    Very professional and competent: Thorough.

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    Good experience. I trust her.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

    Dr. Matrka was exceptionally nice and made us feel comfortable immediately. She was thorough and explained situation clearly & concisely. She was great!

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

    saw and had images explained

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    Listened, friendly, patient, informative, reassuring.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Matrka has reported no relationships with companies or entities.