Matthew Bridges, MD

Matthew Bridges, MD

Dr. Bridges specializes in diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as cosmetic surgery of the face, head and neck.

Dr. Bridges, MD offers these procedures:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Deviated septum
  • Ear Tubes
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Functional nasal surgery
  • Nasal and facial fracture repair
  • Nasal obstruction surgery
  • Otoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal


Dr. Bridges has practiced as a staff otolaryngologist at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Langley Air Force Base Medical Center, where he was also Chief of Otolaryngology. Dr. Bridges was also clinical instructor at the University of Texas at Houston Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery prior to relocating to Richmond, VA.


Dr. Bridges specializes in conditions of the ear, nose and throat, as well as primary and revision Rhinoplasty, facelift, browlift, eyelid rejuvenation surgery, otoplasty, injectable fillers, botox and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Bridges joined Dr. Patrick Gibbons and Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, PC in 2009.


Having received his medical degree at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, Dr. Bridges completed a residency in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. He completed his fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Russell Kridel at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He is a double board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon


Dr. Bridges and his wife live in Richmond with their two young twins.


Excellent! Thanks! From front staff to Dr. Bridges, Anesthesia, all did a terrific job. Jun 2018
Dr. Bridges is a great doctor, he is a doctor that actually listens. I wish all doctors were like him. The facility was very clean. Everything moved at a comfortable pace. - M. Anderson Jun 2016
This was a perfectly done procedure. I know that Dr. Bridges went above and beyond to get this done to a very high standard. The results speak highly of the skills for my procedure. The other doctors and nurses also did highly qualified work. R. Parker May 2016
Dr. Bridges and his nurses were excellent! Camille L. Aug 2014


2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award


Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC
1 Park West Circle
Phone: (804) 378-7443

Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists
5875 Bremo Road
Suite 212
Phone: (804) 525-4231


Difficulty Breathing Through Nose

Dr. Bridges and Dr. Gibbons discuss patients who cannot breathe through their nose.

Jessica Noll: I’m Jessica Noll and I’m with Dr. Matthew Bridges and Dr. Patrick Gibbons, both with Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists. We’re talking today about folks who can’t breathe through their nose. What is causing this when you have a patient that comes to see you?

Dr. Matthew Bridges: Well, there can be lots of causes. Nasal allergy is one of the more common things we see that can lead to polyps and other things. That’s typically where the issue inside the nose is just swollen. But there can be structural abnormalities in the nose that can cause obstruction and that may need to be surgically repaired.

Jessica Noll: These kinds of abnormalities; does it require surgery?

Dr. Patrick Gibbons: If it’s something like a deviated septum or a mass, then that patient may need surgery. But if it’s something like nasal allergies, like Dr. Bridges suggested or some kind of inflammation problem, then many times medication will take care of the problem.