Robert Butler, MD is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ENT Specialist), follows ethical standards as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and has a strong background in allergy as a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (FAAOA). Overall, Dr. Butler has a conservative approach to medicine, emphasizes patient education and involves his patients in medical decision-making. As a surgeon who has completed allergy certification, he has a unique perspective on the treatment and care of chronic sinusitis. He offers multiple types of advanced diagnostics, a full allergy evaluation including allergy shots and sublingual drops as well as minimally invasive surgery. This includes Balloon Sinuplasty which has made a tremendous impact in controlling infections, barotrauma and recurrent sinus headaches. He has a special interest in allergic fungal sinusitis and nasal polyposis and offers sinus and septum surgery without painful nasal packing. His patients also have less pain following tonsillectomy using low temperature technology. His practice includes both pediatric and adult patients. In office ultrasound allows for accurate evaluation of neck, parotid and thyroid masses and precise needle biopsies for diagnosis. Parotid tumors are one of his specialties. Our audiologists are second to none and can assist you with evaluation, customized musician ear plugs and digital hearing aids. Dr. Butler sees patients in South Austin, the Y in Oak Hill and Bastrop along with his physician assistant, Michelle Grimes, PA-C.
Dr. Butler grew up in Austin where he obtained an engineering degree with honors from the University of Texas. After finishing medical school at UTMB in Galveston, he completed his training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Away from the office he enjoys music and outdoor activities with his wife and two sons. He is actively involved in a local boy scout troop where he is the high adventure coordinator.