Nestor Rigual, MD

Nestor Rigual, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Buffalo, NY

Professor of Otolaryngology, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Office Address

  • Erie County Medical Center
    462 Grider St
    Buffalo, NY 14215
    Phone: (716) 898-3073

Nestor Rigual, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Buffalo, NY

Professor of Otolaryngology, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): Head & Neck Microvascular Surgery, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Neoplasms

Education & Training

  • SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • University of Oklahoma College of MedicineUniversity of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1983 - 2016

      Awards, Honors, & Recognition

      • Buffalo Spree MagazineCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013
      • FellowAmerican College of Surgeons, 1994
      • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor SocietyUniversity of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1976

      Publications & Presentations

      PubMed

      Journal Articles

      • Survival Rates and Prognostic Factors for Infiltrating Salivary Duct Carcinoma: An Analysis of 228 Cases from SEER Database  Jayaprakash V, Merzianu M, Warren GW, Arshad H, Hicks WL, Rigual N, Sullivan MA, Seshadri, Marshall JR, Cohan DM, Zhao Y, Singh AK, Head & Neck, 1/22/2013
      • Photodynamic Therapy with 3-(1'-hexyloxyethyl) pyropheophorbide a (HPPH) for Oral Cancer  Rigual N, Shafirstein G, Cooper M, Baumann H, Bellnier D, Sunar U, Tracy E, Rorhbach D, Wilding G, Tan W, Sullivan M, Merzianu M, Henderson B, Clinical Cancer Research, 1/1/2013
      • Quantification of the Effect of Treatment Duration on Local Regional Failure after Definitive Concurrent Chemotherapy and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Squ...  Platek ME, McCloskey SA, Cruz M, Burke MS, Reid ME, Wilding GE, Rigual NR, Popat SR, Loree TR, Gupta V, Warren GW, Sullivan M, Hicks WL Jr, Singh AK, Head and Neck, 1/1/2013

      Books/Book Chapters

      • Textbook of Uncommon Cancers Chapter: Rare Pediatric Malignancies of the Head and Neck. 
        James TA, Myers LL, Rigual NR, Winston JS, Loree T, Hicks WL Jr
        Editors: .John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
        Edition 3rd,2006
      • Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Vol 1 Chapter: Neck Dissection. 
        Medina JE, Rigual NR
        Editors: .Lippincott
        1993
      • Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Chapter: Neck Dissection. 
        Medina JE, Rigual NR
        Editors: .Mosby Yearbook
        Edition 2nd,1992

      Abstracts/Posters

      • Sensitivity and specificity of autofluorescent screening in addition to white light exam across anatomical subsites of the oral cavity and oropharynx. Frustino J, Jayaprakash V, Sullivan M, Merzianu M, Rigual N, Hatton E, Reid M, 4th World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, Rhodes, Greece, 1/15/2013
      • Progression of oral cancer from early to late stage after invasive dental treatments. Hinchy N, Sullivan M, Jayaprakash V, Rigual N, Rossitto R, 4th World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, Rhodes, Greece, 1/15/2013
      • Autofluorescence Visualization for Detecting Potentially Malignant White Oral Mucosal Lesions. Jayaprakash V, Reid M, Frustino J, Merzianu M, Hatton E, Rigual N, McClure M, Rossitto R, Anders P, Hinchy N, Sullivan M, 4th World Congress of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, Rhodes, Greece, 1/15/2013

      Lectures

      • Autofluorescence Diagnostics and Photodynamic Therapy Fundamentals. Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, New York - 1/1/2012
      • Rhinofest Course: The Value of Collaboration in Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY - 1/1/2011
      • Invited guest lecture: Staging the Neck in Oral Cancer Daegu, South Korea - 1/1/2007

      Other

      • CD ROM "A Practical Approach to the ENT Exam." Rigual NR, MedicalCDRom.com, Medical CD Rom Inc., Buffalo, NY
        1/1/2000

      Grant Support

      • PDT Of Head And Neck CancerNational Cancer Institute
        2009 - 2012

      Research History

      • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellow1990 - 1991
        Management of Head and Neck Cancer and Endocrine Surgery.

      Committees

      • Cancer Comittee Chair 2014 - 2014

      Professional Memberships

      Other Languages

      • Spanish

      Hospital Affiliations

      Insurance Accepted

      • Aetna Choice POS II
      • BCBS Blue Card PPO
      • CIGNA Open Access
      • CIGNA PPO
      • GHI PPO
      • Great West PPO
      • HIP of New York - Select PPO
      • MagnaCare PPO
      • MVP Healthcare HMO
      • MVP Healthcare PPO
      • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
      • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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