Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist

About Our Practice

Dennis Porto, M.D. has been serving the greater Des Moines area for over 20 years. We offer comprehensive medical and cosmetic treatment of issues related to the ears, nose, and throat to patients of all ages. We work with other physicians in order to provide coordinated, comprehensive care to thousands of patients each year.

Our Medical Services

  • Tonsils and Adenoids
  • Ear Disease
  • Airway Difficulties
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Voice and Speech Treatment
  • Cancer
  • Trauma and Fractures
  • Sinus Disease
  • Audiology Testing
  • Hearing Aid Consultation
  • Botox Treatments
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty

Make an Appointment

We're happy to schedule an appointment for you during our regular office hours. Please contact us via our phone number, listed below.

  • Phone: (515) 222-0677

If you would like to fill out patient forms prior to your appointment, please use the forms linked below.


Our professionals are committed to maintaining excellent lifelong health for our patients.

Dennis Porto, M.D.

An Iowa native, Dr. Porto has practiced otolaryngology in the Des Moines area for over 20 years. He received his M.D. from Creighton University and completed his residency training and Master's degree at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and is recognized by his peers as an expert in his field.

Amanda Gerst, Au.D, CCC-A

Amanda received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science from Western Illinois University. Amanda is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She specializes in hearing evaluations and hearing aids.

Medical Services

We offer a wide range of medical services. If you need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Hearing Services

New technology has greatly improved the way hearing aids can enhance hearing ability. We offer both world-class diagnostics for hearing loss and custom engineered hearing aids at a reasonable price. We also offer a trial period during which you can determine whether your hearing aid is right for you. We work with several different hearing aid companies to find the best solution for you.

Hearing Aid Companies
  • Unitron
  • Oticon
  • Siemans
  • GN Resound

Pediatric Services

We offer complete care of the entire spectrum of ear, nose, and throat issues to patients of all ages, including infants and children. We provide the highest level of care to meet the unique needs of your child.

Sinus & Allergy Care

We offer the most advanced nasal, sinus, and allergy care. Treatments offered include allergy relief therapy, general sinus and nasal treatment, treatment for snoring, correction of cosmetic and functional nasal concerns such as deviated septum repair, treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis and care for serious problems such as tumors and cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

Head & Neck Care

We offer diagnosis and treatment of headaches, neck pain, and head and neck abnormalities, including tumors, cancer, and swollen glands. We also offer a full range of head and neck cosmetic services, including Botox, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and scar revision.

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Contact Information

Dennis P Porto MD
6000 University Ave, Suite 230
West Des Moines, IA 50266‎

Phone: (515) 222-0677

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:

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