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Benjamin Kelley, DO

Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) | Otolaryngic Allergy

701 Manatee Ave W Suite 202 Bradenton FL, 34205


Dr. Benjamin Kelley is an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, also known as an otolaryngologist, practicing in Bradenton, FL.  Dr. Kelley specializes in diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat as well as other parts of the head and neck. Such structures an ENT may work on include the sinuses, larynx (voice box) and mouth in addition to the ear, nose and throat. While Dr. Kelley does treat a full range of ENT disorders, he has a special focus on the following areas: allergies and sinus disease; ear/hearing disorders; thyroid surgery; laryngology; otology/neurotology; and pediatric otolaryngology. He started a Cochlear Implant practice (to restore hearing to the deaf/profoundly hearing impaired) which is the only one in Manatee County/Bradenton, Florida.

Education and Training

LECOM - Bradenton, FL DO 2014

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Benjamin Kelley, DO
Benjamin Kelley, DO's Expert Contributions
  • Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implants

    Hearing loss can be a very troublesome problem and is more prevalent than some may think. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), about 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears, and 15% of adults over...

  • What are these tiny white pieces I am spitting up?

    It looks much like a tonsil stone. These are bits of food that get trapped in your tonsils and are partially digested by saliva. The saliva is not meant to completely digest anything, so the particles dry up or become gelatinous and can have an odor that causes bad breath despite brushing the teeth regularly. They are usually incidental and not harmful, but can cause discomfort or social anxiety due to the bad breath. In those cases, ENT consultation would be warranted. READ MORE

  • I have inner ear crystals repositioning?

    You can certainly perform these maneuvers yourself at home. Google "Epley Maneuver" and if you feel spining vertigo lasting only seconds with certain head positions, then try the epley maneuver on yourself. If it doesnt work then seek help from your ENT. READ MORE

  • Tongue is swollen?

    Cocaine can have many side effects including allergic reactions, blood clots, and necrosis. You should seek physician help with this immediately, and know that your treatment will be wholly confidential. Always be honest with your physician, we will not report you to the police for drug use. Only if you are a potential imminent harm to yourself or others. READ MORE

  • Ear infection?

    One thing we commonly recommend is an alcohol/vinegar solution. Mix rubbing alcohol with white vinegar 50/50 mix. Put in ear with an eye dropper, which you can get at a pharmacy. Do that 2-3 times a day until your symptoms resolve. If it burns when going in, that may be an indication you have a ruptured ear drum and you should certainly seek a physician's advice. If you are self-pay, it would be most cost effective to go directly to an ENT office and pay self-pay prices. Would save you a lot of time and money. Benjamin Kelley, DO READ MORE

  • What medicine to take for sinus pressure?

    If the pressure is between your eyes, in the forehead over your eyes, or in your cheeks, then it certainly could be sinus pressure. Outside of those areas, we can't be sure. Steroid nasal sprays like Flonase or Nasacort are usually best, but have to be used for several weeks at a time. Decongestants like Sudafed are helpful, but should not be used for more than a few days at a time. Antihistamines like Zyrtec and allegra as needed can also be helpful. If symptoms are still bothersome despite the above, you may want to get some allergy testing or have an ENT evaluate your sinuses. Benjamin Kelley, DO READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Hearing lossThyroid diseaseAllergySinus diseaseCochlear ImplantsNasal obstructionVoice DisordersEustachian Tube dysfunctionEustachian Tube Balloon DilationIn-Office Balloon Sinus SurgeryIn-Office UltrasoundIn-Office CT scanner

Professional Memberships

  • AOA  
  • american association of osteopathic head and neck surgery  
  • American College of Surgeons  
  • American Osteopathic Association  
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  
  • American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter  

Benjamin Kelley, DO's Practice location

ENT Associates of Manatee

701 Manatee Ave W Suite 202 -
Bradenton, FL 34205
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New patients: 941-748-2455
Fax: 941-746-4554

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Get to know Otolaryngologist Dr. Benjamin Kelley, who serves patients in Florida.

Well versed in the field of otolaryngology, Dr. Kelley is an attending physician at ENT Associates of Manatee, with offices in Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch Florida. His professional interests include pediatric otolaryngology, endocrine, sinus and ear surgery. He is certified in LASER surgery, Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation and Latera Implantation for nasal valve collapse. He started a new Cochlear Implant Practice in 2019 and is the only Cochlear Implant provider in Manatee County. 

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat doctors, specialize in disorders of the head and neck, ranging from hearing loss to cancer.

ENT Associates of Manatee has been one of the premier otolaryngology practices in the state of Florida for over 46 years. Their physicians regularly stay current with the latest technology and have been leaders in the implementation of cutting edge practices. They are dedicated to the best possible treatment and well-being of each of our patients. All of their physicians are board-certified and experts in the diagnosis, medical and surgical care of problems affecting the head and neck area.

Born in Bakersfield, California, Dr. Kelley lived in Anchorage, Alaska from age 2 to 22. In 2006 he graduated from Bartlett High School where the faculty voted him Male Most Likely to Succeed. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science with a Minor in Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he received the Biological Sciences Departmental Honors Award. 

In 2010, he began studying at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. Graduating at the top of his class, he was honored with the Dean’s Award; given to only one student per class. He began his surgical residency training at the Detroit Medical Center in 2014. He completed rotations in neurotology, head and neck cancer, facial plastics and allergy/immunology, and a total of 14 months in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

As a testament to his success, the doctor is board-certified in otolaryngology through the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO). The AOBOO is a joint organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye (ophthalmologists) and to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, and throat (otolaryngologists).

He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), a certification which requires extensive study, participation in conference learning and passing both a written and oral board exam. He uses that expertise to guide his leadership of the allergy practice at ENT Associates of Manatee, where he is the Clinical Director. 

Professionally, Dr. Kelley is an active member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Among his prior academic appointments, he served sas clinical faculty at Michigan State University School of Medicine for 5 years before graduating as Chief Resident in 2019.

Recognized as a Top Doctor, Dr. Kelley has been the recipient of various awards and honors, including the COSGP Silver Award for 50+ hours of community service, Student D.O. of the Year 2011-2012, The McCaughan Heritage Scholarship, the Dean’s Award upon graduation in 2014, the Dr. Suzanne White Award for contributions to the Resident Council in 2016, and won First Prize at the Michigan SCS-ENT Research Day Competition in 2018 for his work on tympanic membrane repair.

On a more personal note, he enjoys time with his family, running, swimming, hiking, scuba diving, and traveling.

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