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US DOCTORS Familiar With Eagle Syndrome 2019. Other Countries here.
THIS IS A LIST OF DOCTORS WHO HAVE HELPED SOME OF OUR MEMBERS FIND SOLUTIONS TO EAGLES OR WHO SOME OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE HEARD OF. The list is not exhaustive. The intent is to provide a starting point for those of us looking for solutions. THESE ARE NOT RECOMMENDATIONS! Some of these doctors have worked for some members, but not others. Please use your own judgement when determining which doctor to use.

•Dr Joseph Brigance, 201 Whitesport Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, (256) 881-5353,

•Dr Donald Endres, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgeon. Geneva Woods ENT Associates, Inc., 3730 Rhone Cir # 203, Anchorage. 907- 563- 3515

•Dr John Milligan, Arizona Otolaryngology Consultants, Phoenix 602- 264 -4834, (another possible doctor there is Dr Peter Weisskopf, Neurology) We heard Dr. Milligan is retiring in 2024 but is still doing consultations (11/28/23).
•Dr. Peter Nakaji, 755 East McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 602-521-3201, Works w/ vascular ES, has also done a research paper about shaving C1 process as well as styloidectomy
Find a Doctor | Banner Health
•Dr. Michael Lawton, 2910 N 3rd Ave Suite 200, Phoenix, (855) 779-3299

•Dr. James Suen, UAMS Health, (Does intraoral surgery w/o tonsillectomy & will do bilateral ES surgery), James Y. Suen, M.D. | UAMS Health

•Dr Hussein Samji, Camino ENT Clinic, San Jose 408- 227- 6300 Camino Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic (one of the most experienced ES surgeons in the US, does external surgery.) Contact his medical assistant for a faster response. (Dr. Samji doesn’t believe in vES).
•Dr. Edward Joseph Damrose, 801 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 1-650-723-5281 Edward J. Damrose, MD, FACS | Stanford Health Care
•Dr William Lewis, ENT of Los Gatos, Los Gatos 408- 395- 6121
•Dr G Lekovic, 15211 Vanowen St UNIT 200, Van Nuys, 310-825-5111
•Dr Dinesh Chhetri, UCLA, Los Angeles (ENT/ Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon) Dinesh K. Chhetri, MD - Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery | UCLA Health (Possibly not doing Eagles surgeries any more [1/13/24], not sure if he is still doing Hyoid Bone Syndrome surgery)
•Dr Avraham Mendelsohn, Los Angeles Find a Doctor - Provider | UCLA Health
•Dr Gerald Berke, Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center 310- 794- 8634 (has reportedly done ES surgery, but not on any forum members that we know of)
•Dr Bruce Gewertz, Los Angeles, Cedars Sinai 1- 800- 233- 2771 Find a Cedars-Sinai Doctor | Cedars-Sinai
•Dr. Ryan Osborne - Los Angeles ENT Doctors ENT Specialists Surgeons Cedars Sinai Medical
•Dr Christopher Yian, Orange County ENT, Irvine/ Laguna Hills 949- 305- 8000/ 949- 679- 9000
•Dr Dennis Crockett, Mission Viejo, 949- 396- 3110
•Dr Christopher Duma, Newport Beach, Hoag Hospital, (was mentioned by a member, but we don’t know how much experience he has)
•Dr Brendan Gaylis, Scripps Clinic, Torry Pines, La Jolla 1- 800- 727- 4777 Dr. Brendan Gaylis - Otolaryngologist – Scripps Health
•Dr. Brian Jian (Neurosurgeon) & Dr. Balough (Neurotologist) & Dr. Ji (Neurosurgeon/Neurointerventional Radiologist) - KAISER SACRAMENTO, 6600 Bruceville Rd, Sacramento, CA, 916-688-2000
•Kaicheng Lawrence Yen, MD, UC Davis Health Department of Otolaryngology, 2521 Stockton
Blvd, Suite 5200, Sacramento, CA 95817, 916-734-5400 tel, 916-734-6774 fax, Assistant/Receptionist - Ivy Hamilton, 916-734-1759, Kaicheng Lawrence Yen, M.D., Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

•Dr. Edward Hepworth, IMMUNOe, 3150 E 3rd Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 224-4711
•Dr. Robert Breeze, Neurosciences Center - Anschutz, 1635 Aurora Ct 4th Floor, Aurora,
720-848-2080, Robert Breeze, MD | Neurological Surgery

•Mohammad Khaled, 85 Seymour St., Ste. 1003, Hartford. (860) 969-2290 (operates at Hartford Hospital) Mohamad Khaled, MD, FAANS, FACS | Hartford HealthCare | CT (Does base a diagnosis on the length of styloids, might not have done many surgeries but has done one successful surgery on one of our members?

•Dr Jeffrey Scott Magnuson, Advent Health Medical Group Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at Celebration, 410 Celebration Pl, Suite 305, Kissimmee, FL, (407) 303-4120, J. Scott Magnuson | AdventHealth Cancer Institute (Did intraoral robotic surgery for pinkeagle)
•Dr. Bruce Haughey, Advent Health Medical Group Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at Celebration, 410 Celebration Pl, Suite 305, Celebration, FL, (407) 303-4120, AdventHealth Medical Group
•Dr Dzigielewski, UF Health, ENT, Shands Hospital, Gainsville 352- 265- 0920 (does intraoral surgery, wouldn’t help two members; believes there must be pain upon styloid palpation for surgery to be necessary).
•Dr Raam Lakhani, Watson Clinic, Bella Vista Building, Lakeland 863- 680- 7468 Raam S. Lakhani – Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology (ENT) at Watson Clinic LLP - Watson Clinic LLP
•Dr David Arnold U of Miami Health Systems, Miami 305- 243- 4000 (mentioned by one member but don’t know how surgery went, successful surgery with another.)
•Dr Rui Fernandes, University of Florida and Shands Hospital, 653-1 8th St W, Jacksonville, (904) 383-1018,
•Dr. Anthony Bunnell, UF, 653 W. 8th St., Jacksonville FL, (904) 244-3216 Anthony Bunnell, MD, DMD, FACS - UF Health Jacksonville
•Dr. Jonathan M. Morgan, 1330 S Ft Harrison Ave, Clearwater, (727) 441-3588, Dr. Jonathan M. Morgan, MD - Ear, Nose and Throat Associates. Dr. Morgan knows about & diagnoses ES but doesn’t do ES surgery.
•Dr. Phillip Pirgousis, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL, (904) 953-2000
*Dr Widick, Atlantic ENT Cocoa Beach, FL, knowledgeable about ES & can diagnose it, hasn’t performed many surgeries.

•Dr. Rishi Gupta, Wellstar Vascular Neurologist, Global Search
•Dr. Michael Vick, Wellstar ENT, 699 Church Street NE, Suite 340, Marietta, GA, (678) 355-1620. Michael Vick, MD - Otolaryngology
•Dr Scott Newman, Kaiser Permanente, Wailuku, Maui 808- 243- 6000 (only takes Kaiser patients)
•Dr Lawrence Burgess, Honolulu (did intra-oral surgery, but just broke tip off, so check he would remove more & smooth tip)

•Dr Jeff Burry, Valley ENT, Lewiston 208- 746- 0193 http://valleyentgroup/providers/index.html

•Dr Jason Cundiff, 27790 IL-22 Ste 27, Barrington, IL, (847) 649-6000, (Does intra-oral and external surgery)
•Dr Miloro, University of Illinois, Chicago 312- 996- 7640

•Dr Douglas Van Daele, ENT, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52242, (319) 353-8162 (mentioned by Hawk87 & amsriesen)

•Dr Eric Purdom, NE Kansas Facial Plastic and ENT 785- 539- 3504

•Dr Keith Sale, KU Medical Centre , Kansas City 913- 588- 6701 (mixed results)

•Dr Bumpous, U of L Physicians, 401 E Chestnut St # 710, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 583-3687 Ear, Nose and Throat | ENT | Louisville KY | Otolaryngology UofL Health

•Dr Daniel Nuss, Lake Head and Neck Center, Baton Rouge, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Skull base surgeon) ~ 5/29/21 - We were told by a member that Dr. Nuss is not currently accepting new patients.
•Dr Moore, New Orleans- has done a research paper but we don’t know about whether he’s done surgeries.
•Dr. Stephen Hernandez, 4950 Essen Ln # 400, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, (225) 765-1765,
•Dr. Karuna Dewan, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center
1541 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1-318-626-0050

•Dr Elizabeth Guardriani, University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore 1- 866-408- 6885 Guardiani, Elizabeth | University of Maryland School of Medicine
•Dr Rodney Taylor, University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore 1- 866- 408- 6885
Taylor, Rodney | University of Maryland School of Medicine

•Dr Timothy Anderson, Lahey Clinic 744- 781- 8467 Timothy D. Anderson, MD - Lahey Health
•Dr Timothy Osborne, Boston University Medical Center, 617- 638- 4350
•Dr Donald Annino, Brigham and Womens, Boston (surgeries on several members), (617) 525-6500 Donald J. Annino, Jr., MD, DMD - Brigham and Women's Hospital
*Mohamad Abdalkader, a radiologist at Boston medical center, very familiar with this condition.
•Dr Jalisi, Beth Israel, Boston. Has done a research paper on Eagles, but don’t know about surgery.

•Dr Candice Colby-Scott (co-wrote a research paper on ES/ SHCS, but told one member she’s not doing surgery any more)
•Dr Gregory Artz, Grand Rapids ENT, 1425 Michigan St. NE, Suite A, Grand Rapids, (616) 459-4514,

•Dr Carlos Ramirez, Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Center, 21000 Twelve Mile Road, Suite 111, St. Clair Shores, 586-263-7400 Dr. Carlos A. Ramirez | Lakeshore Ear, Nose & Throat Warren, MI
•Dr Dennis Bojrab, Michigan Ear Institute, 3555 13 Mile Rd Suite 210, Royal Oak, 248- 865- 4444

•Dr. William Omlie, Surgical Consultants, 6405 France Ave S Ste W440, Edina, MN (952) 927-7004, Dr. William Omlie, MD, General Surgery Specialist - Minneapolis, MN | Sharecare Dr. William Omlie works with his nephew, Dr. James Omlie, Maxillofacial Surgeon. They do the ES surgeries together. James is the expert of the skull base area & William is the expert of the jugular & arteries (vascular) areas.
•Dr Cha, Headache Clinic at the U of MN works with Dr Omlie, can diagnose ES, 909 Fulton St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 626-6688,
•Dr Frank Ondrey, University of Minneapolis Medical Center 612- 625- 7400 (Does intra-oral surgery in most cases & breaks styloid off close to normal length not at skull base. Also questions whether neurological symptoms are related to ES)

Dr. Randal Paniello

•Dr. Paul Byorth, 2800 10th Ave N, Billings, MT, 406-238-2500,
We’ve been informed that the doctors at this clinic are aware of ES, so can diagnose it, but don’t do surgery,

•Dr Daniel Lydiatt, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Methodist Clinic . Clinic 402- 559- 1700, Office 402- 559- 7775, Methodist Clinic 402- 354- 5890
•Dr William Lydiatt, 8303 Dodge St., Omaha, NE, (402) 354-5244,
•Dr Coughlin, Methodist Hospital, Omaha (Head and Neck Oncologist, has done external skull base surgery 7-10 times, and steroid injections)

•Dr Manthei, 3692 Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, 702-255-6665

New Mexico
•Dr Ryan Orosco, 2500 Marble Ave NE, Albuquerque, (505) 272-2111,

New York:
•Dr Yosef Krespi, Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan 212- 262- 2929
•Dr Peter Costantino, 4 Westchester Park Dr, 4th floor, White Plains, (914) 517-8056,FACS .
•Dr. Larry Lo, 850 Northern Bl, Floor 1, Great Neck, NY, (516) 773-7737,
•Dr Coniglio, Rochester, John U. Coniglio, MD | Rochester Regional Health does hyoid bone surgery & works with Dr. Taka Higashimori for VES and C1 shave, also does hyoid trim if needed.
•Dr. Taka Higashimori,
•Dr Andrew Tassler, Otolaryngologist, New York City, has done a couple of intra-oral surgeries.
•Dr. Bradley Simmons, 4 Coulter Rd, Clifton Springs, 315-331-1328

North Carolina:
•Dr Richard Gillespie, Monroe 704- 289- 8220
•Dr. Trevor Hackman, UNC Ear, Nose and Throat Oncology Clinic – in the N.C. Cancer Hospital, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, (984) 974-6484 (Does external or intraoral robotic surgery - removes styloid to skull base & stylohyoid ligament. He’s also a microvascular surgeon). Trained Dr. Patel, who is now doing ES surgeries.
•Dr. Matthew Ellison, 3480 Wake Forest Rd #404, Raleigh, (919) 862-5730,
•Dr. Heckler at Duke Health- trained with Dr Hackman, does intra-oral surgery.
•Dr Fargen Kyle M. Fargen, MD, MPH, FAANS | Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist (
•Christopher A. Sullivan, MD | Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist ( ]( No members that we know of have seen Dr Sullivan, but Dr Fargen is referring vascular ES patients to him.

North Dakota:
•Dr. Charles Crago, Maxillofacial Surgeon, 4344 20th Ave S, Fargo, (701) 239-5969, (Did intraoral surgery for one of our members who got relief from ES for about 19 yrs)

•Dr Lamarre, Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute, Main Campus
•Dr Brian Burkey, Cleveland Clinic, 216- 444- 6691 ( Otolaryngologist/ ENT, Head and Neck surgeon. At least one successful surgery, but only believes in Classic ES, not vascular) No longer treating ES patients apparently.
•Dr Lorenz, Otolaryngology, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (prefers intra-oral surgery)
•Dr Eugene Choi, Ohio State University, Columbus 614- 366- 3687 (external, successful surgery, but I couldn’t find any record of him at this facility & previous web address for him no longer valid, see Dr Old below. Here’s the Otolaryngology website: )
•Dr Matthew Old, Otolaryngology, Ohio Sate University, James Cancer Hospital, Columbus (one surgery that we know of) *Dr. Old reportedly used a novel approach on a FaceBook ES Forum member where he removed styloid regrowth to the skull base & packed the skull base w/ cadaver bone to prevent styloid regrowth. (May 2021).
•Dr Arick Forrest, Ohio Sate University 614- 366- 3687 (has done several successful surgeries)
•Dr Richard Nelson, Toledo ENT, Maumee 419- 578- 7555
•Dr Brad deSilva, OSU Wexner Hospital, He has also done hyoid bone surgery.
•Dr. Yash Patil, 222 Piedmont Ave #5200, Cincinnati, OH, (513) 475-8400, (Dr. Patil doesn’t believe in vES & has a limited understanding of the symptoms that can exist w/ ES)

•Dr Greg Krempl, Stephenson Cancer Centre/ OU Physicians Otorhinlaryngology Clinic, Oaklahoma City 405- 271- 7559 (otolaryngologist) Does external ES surgery,

•Dr Erik Dierks, Head and Neck Surgical Assoc., Portland 503- 244- 1371 - now semi retired
•Dr Andrew Patel, PDX ENT, Pacific Northwest Portland 503- 222- 3638 (Otolaryngologist)
•Dr Joshua Schindler, 3303 SW Bond Ave OHSU Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing, South Waterfront Center for Health and Healing Building 1, Suite 15, Portland, OR 97239, Has apparently done 18 sucessful surgeries, intra-oral and external.
•Dr. Sunshine Dwojak, 9900 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR, (503) 653-2880, She is a Kaiser doctor.

•Dr David Cognetti, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia 215- 955- 6760 (Has done many successful surgeries on members). Only removes ligaments if calcified.
Also another doctor at U of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, doesn’t want to be named, but contact scheduler Lindsay Flood 215- 829- 5180/ 800- 789- 7366, ask for her & say you have ES and would like scans to be reviewed by the appropriate surgeon.
•Dr Carl Snyderman, Uni of Pittsburgh 412- 647- 2100 (Otolaryngologist, brain surgeon, neurologist, skull base. Diagnosed one member)
•Dr Roger Levin, Harrisburg
•Dr. Raj Dedhia, 3400 Spruce St, 5 Ravdin, Philadelphia, (215) 662-2777
•Dr. David Goldenberg, 200 Campus Dr Suite 400, Entrance 2, Hershey, PA 17033, (717) 531-6822,
•Dr Paul Covello, Geisinger Wilkes Barre-Dental Surgery, 675 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes Barr, PA,

South Carolina:
•Dr Eric Lentsch, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 843- 792- 3531 (Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Cancer) Does intra-oral surgery, but does several incisions to get as much of the styloid out as possible.
•Dr Jason Newman, 135 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29425, (843) 792-9300,

South Dakota
•Dr Thomas Kenny, 101 Tower Rd #120, Dakota Dunes, SD 57049, (605) 217-4320, - Diagnoses ES & has done a few surgeries but refers patients to Dr. William Lydiatt in Omaha, NB, for surgery.

•Dr Mark Williams, Southern Hills, Nashville (615) 832- 2200
•Dr. Kyle Mannion, 1215 21st Ave S #7209, Nashville, (615) 322-6180
•Dr. David Armstrong, 901 Riverfront Pkwy #300, Chattanooga, TN, (423) 698-8981

*Dr. Nathan Hales, 5715 Rogers Rd Suite 128, San Antonio, TX 78251
•Dr Donald T Donovan, Baylor College of Medicine 713- 795- 5900 (external surgery, successful on one member, but not helpful to another)
•Dr Newberry, SAMCC Army Hospital, San Antonio
•Dr. David Hayes, SAMCC (Brooke Army Medical Center), 3851 Roger Brooke Dr # 3600, Fort Sam Houston, (210) 916-6874
•Dr Teresa Chan-Leveno, University Of Texas Southwestern Medicine Centre, Dallas 214- 645- 8898 (Otolaryngologist)
•Dr Agan, University Of Texas Southwestern (says she has had success with ES surgery- one member saw her but opted to travel to someone more experienced)
•Dr Lawrence Weprin, Dallas (Otolaryngologist)
•Dr Richard Ragsdale, Presbyterian Hospital, Allen 972- 747- 4646 (ENT/ Otolaryngologist, successful surgery reported) May be retired
•Dr Ron Karni, UT Physicians, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, Houston (Does intraoral surgery)
•Dr Frank Miller, San Antonio,

•Dr Marshall Smith, Salt Lake City (Successful thyroid cartilage surgery on ramblinman)

•Dr Stephen Early, University of VA, Charlottesville 434- 243- 6098 (Successful surgery reported, but is now only taking pediatric patients)
•Dr John Sinacori, EVMS Otolaryngology, 600 Gresham Dr Suite 1100, Norfolk 757- 388- 6200,,-MD/?utm_source=local-listing&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=website-link

•Dr Neil Futran UW Medical Center, Seattle 206- 598- 4022 (successful intra-oral surgery)

Washington, D.C.
Dr Bruce Davidson, Georgetown University Hospital Gorman Building 1st Floor, Georgetown,
Office: 202-444-8186,
We believe one member has had intra-oral surgery with him.
•Dr. Jonathan Giurintano - - one member was diagnosed w/ ES by this doctor, but he doesn’t do ES surgery.

•Dr. S Nalwa, 512 S 28th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401, (715) 847-202,

DOCTORS OUTSIDE THE US WHO HAVE HELPED SOME OF OUR MEMBERS FIND SOLUTIONS TO EAGLES OR WHO SOME OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE HEARD OF. US list here. The list is not exhaustive. The intent is to provide a starting point for those of us looking for solutions. THESE ARE NOT RECOMMENDATIONS! Some of these doctors have worked for some members, but not others. Please use your own judgement when determining which doctor to use.

•Dr Andrew Salmon, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308
•Dr Ben Dixon, Epworth and ST Vincents Hospitals, Melbourne, QLD (ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon - mentioned by one member, another was seeing him, but no info as to whether he has performed surgery)
•Dr Jeremy Druce, Melbourne, VIC - has done steroid injections successfully, but don’t know if he does surgery,
•Dr Ross Triolo, ENT/ Otolaryngologist/ Head & Neck surgeon, Melbourne, VIC- has only done 1 surgery so far.
•Dr Whitfield, Logan Hospital, Meadowbrook, QLD (ENT)
•A/Prof Daniel Novakoviz, 66 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065,
ph# +61 1300 286 423
•A/Prof Michael Elliott, ENT, Unit 211/300 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest NSW 2065.
ph# +61 2 8355 7940 [Operates at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/ or Concord/ or privately at The Mater(?) with Dr Michael Halmagyi (Neurologist) and Dr Jeff Parker (Radiologist)]
•Dr. Prashanth Rao (operated w/ Prof. Michael Elliott on one member who needed a C-1 shave for IJV decompression)
*Dr Rodney Allan, neurosurgeon, Sydney, NSW, (Possibly does C1 process along with Prof Michael Elliott)
•Dr Tim Makeham, ENT, Canberra, ACT.
•Dr Matthew Broadhurst, Spring Hill, QLD (does intra-oral, possibly removes ligaments only.)
•Dr. Alf Nastri, University of Melbourne, 766 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC-
61 3 9347 3788,
•Dr Prashant Rao (neuorsurgeon) and Dr Hubert Low ( Ent), Macquarie hospital Sydney- apparently have just started performing ES surgery.

•Prof.Dr. Khabiruddin Ahmed, Bangladesh ENT Hospital Ltd.,
E-mail :,
Appointment : +88 01717-250667, 02-9137324

•Dr. Thierry Ladner, Hospital CHIREC,

•Dr. Romualdo Tiago, Clínica de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço, R. Borges Lagoa, 913 - cj 96-97 - Vila Clementino, São Paulo - SP, 04038-034, Brazil +55 11 5081-5883

•Dr. Dan O’Connell, 1E4 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital
8440 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, 780-407-4598, ( )
•Dr Eric Monteiro, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto 416-586- 4800 (possibly treat ES, he has done a surgery with Dr Ian Witterick, who no longer does ES surgery.) Our Physicians —
•Dr Michael Gupta, Hamilton, ON.
•Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, NS (one member had surgery here)
•Dr Stuart Richardson, Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS (Dentist, mentioned by a member back in 2014, diagnosed them and would do surgery, don’t know his experience.) Dr. Stuart Richardson - Halifax, NS - Dentist Reviews & Ratings - RateMDs
•Dr Mori, University of British Columbia (call first, told one member he doesn’t do surgery now), Tyler Mori, MD, FRCSC | Department of Surgery
•Dr Don Anderson - 3030 Lincoln Ave Unit 212, Coquitlam, BC V3B 6B4, 1-604-941-9191 (Does only shorten the styloids a bit though, so may not be enough to resolve symptoms)
•Dr Rick Jaggi, Saskatoon, SK,
•Dr Khalid (Kal) Ansari, Edmonton, AB - Dr. Kal Ansari - Doctor/Clinic/Service Provider Profile - Medicard
•Dr. Russ Murphy, Saskatoon, SK - R. Murphy - College of Medicine - Medicine | University of Saskatchewan
•Dr. Norbert Viallet, Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Norbert Viallet - Otolayngologist - Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist at University of Manitoba | ZoomInfo

Dr. Andres Ignacio Chala, Caldas University Professor, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia. One person (a member of an ES Spanish speaking forum) had excellent results from the ES surgery he did for her.

•Dr. Vladimir Bedekovic, KBC Sestre Milosdrnice, Zagreb
•Dr. Miroslav (Mirko) Ivkie, KBC Sestre Milosdrnice, Zagreb

•Dr Michael Berg, Glostop (ENT, diagnosed a member, but don’t know about surgical experience)
•Dr Preben Homoe, Rigshospitalet (has done surgery)
Gentofte Hospital (surgery has been done here)

•Dr. Elisabeth Sauvaget - Hospital St. Joseph, Paris, (May no longer be doing ES surgeries)

•Dr Leibehenschel, Heidberg Klinik, Hamburg, Dr. Dr. Niels Bernd Liebehenschel
•Dr Andreas Schon, Bonn, UKB | Klinisches Studienzentrum MKG
•Dr Martin Kunkel, Bochum ( has done a documentary about ES, doesn’t remove to skull base, not aware of vascular ES or regrowth)
•Dr. Felix Blake, Kurparkallee 4, 23843 Bad Oldesloe (does surgery at Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg), +49-4531-893300,

  • Dr. Martini at St. Lukas Klinik in Solingen/Germany
    Mund-, Kiefer- und Plastische Gesichtschirurgie
  • Diakonie Klinikum Jung-Stilling ( Dr. Hesse )
    MKG in Siegen/Germany
  • Dr. Tarik Mizziani and
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Kunkel At Klinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und plastische Gesichtschirurgie /Ruhr-Universität in Bochum/Germany
  • Universitätsklinikum Aachen in Aachen/Germany
  • Dr. Antonios Moralis and Prof. Dr. Dr. Torsten E. Reichert at Klinik und Poliklinik für MKG-Chirurgie at Universität Regensburg in Regensburg/Germany
  • Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie in Munich/Germany
  • Klinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde am Standort Marburg in Marburg/Germany
  • Prof. Dr. med. Karim Plath, geb. Zaoui at Universität Heidelberg in Heidelberg/Germany
  • Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Plastische Gesichtschirurgie in Leipzig/Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Plontke at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
    Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-OhrenHeilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie in Halle (Saale)/Germany

•Dr Anuradha Navneetham, No 7, Cornwell Road, Langford Garden, Richmond Circle
Bangalore, phone # 080 42114432 or +91 93412 18602 (This doctor was reported to us as having done ES surgery though none of our members have seen her as far as we know).
•Dr. K. O. Paulose, Jubilee Memorial Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram
](, Dr.K.O. Paulose, ENT Surgeon - Jubilee Memorial Hospital | Sehat, (was mentioned by one member, but we don’t know how experienced he with ES surgery.)

•Professor Leo Stassen, Dublin Dental Hospital, +353 1 612 7391 emic-divisions-and- hospital-departments/oralmaxillofacial-surgery-medicine- pathology/oral-maxillofacial-surgery/
•Professor Fenton, Limerick has diagnosed ES but referred member for surgery elsewhere.
•Professor Sherif Sultan, Galway Clinic has performed ES surgery & published a research paper, not on any of our members though. Also mentioned on the paper were Arielle Pierre, Yogesh Acharya & Niamh Hynes (Western Vascular Institute, Galway),

•Prof Yoav Talmi, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel HaShomer, Tel Aviv zerofivezero-sixeightsixonefourninesix

•Dr Vincenza (&? Dr Vincini), Calabrese, Rimini, Romagna (video of surgery seen by a member)
•Prof. Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Via del Pozzo, 71, 41100 Modena MO, +39 059 422 2755 (YouTube video of external ES surgery)
•Dr. Rosario Marchese-Ragona at University of Padova, Padova, Italy

•Dr Carlos Velez Landeros, Av. Alvaro Obregon 1184, Nueva, 21100 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico phone +52 686 552 2272 (speaks Spanish, has done bilateral surgery)
•Dr. Diana Paz Delgadillo, Especialidades Almater, C. Novena 1799, Plutarco Elías Calles, 21376 Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, phone - +52 686 516 7154,
*Dr Adelaido López Chavira , specialized in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery del Centro Médico ABC. 55 5089-1410 Ext 2638 Opt 5

New Zealand
•Mr. Mark Izzard, Head & Neck Surgeon, North Shore Hospital Campus, 124 Shakespeare Rd., Takapuna 0622, Private Bag 93-503, Takapuna 0740, Phone - 09 486 1491
Dr Kevin Smith, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Specialist, Auckland

•Dr Henrik Stenwig Li, Rikshospitalet, Oslo , Phone:004723074268
•Dr Nils Petter Fossland, St.Olav’s Hospital Trondheim,ENT surgery:
Phone: 004772576117 Email:

•Dr Jameel, Vascular Surgeon, Vascular & Spinal OPD Ward, CMH Rawalpindi Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
•Dr Shoaib Ahmad, ENT Surgeon & Head of Department, ENT Ward OPD, CMH Rawalpindi Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

•Dr Abideil Bracho, Punta Pacific Hospital, Panama City

•Jakub Bargiel, Krakow, posted a YouTube video of one of his ES surgeries, but we don’t know how good surgical outcome was.

•Dr Christopher Goh, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (ENT, has done 9 surgeries)
•Dr Luke Tan, Mount Elizabeth Hospital (has done 2 ES surgeries)

These two names were listed by our member Eagle. We don’t know if they helped her with ES surgery:
•Dr. Zobna ambulanta Zlata Gasparini, Dr.Dent.Med., Dellavallejeva ulica 3, 6000 Koper - Capodistria, Slovenia, phone # - 386 5 664 72 33
•Dr. Simon Stopar Alojz Dr.Med. s.p., zasebna ambulanta splošne medicine, phone # - 386 7 818 41 34

South Africa:
•Dr Hoekstra, Port Elizabeth

•Dr. Julio Rama Lopez uses the daVinci Robot. A couple of his ES patients have reported poor outcomes from robotic surgery. He is in the Palma area of Spain.

•Dr Mats Lidegran, Stockholm Karolinska Universitetssjukhus
•Dr Jakob Enerdal, Stockholm Karolinska Universitetssjukhus- does intraoral surgery.
•Dr Gyula Keliger, Universitetssjukhus i Linköping
•Crina Unguras - Universitetssjukhus i Linköping
•Tomas Ekberg - Akademiska Sjukhuset i Uppsala
•Johan Nilsson - Skånes Universitetssjukhus i Lund

•Dr Adrian Schubert, University Hospital HNO, Bern (ENT, Head and Neck Surgery)


UK- England:
•Mr Axon, Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge (Otolaryngologist/ Skull base surgeon, very experienced with ES surgery, special interest in Pulsatile Tinnitus. Also does private work at Spire Lea hospital, Cambridge, for Spire Health care. Mr Patrick Axon - ENT Surgeon (Ear, Nose & Throat) | Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery | Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital Also works with Dr. Higgins (see next entry).
•Dr Higgins, Neuuroradiologist at Addenbrooks) 01223 256052 – his secretary
•Dr Ken McAllister, Blackburn Royal Infirmary
•Mr Michael Saunders, Bristol Royal Infirmary (ENT/ Otolaryngologist)
•Dr Jonathan Hughes, London (ENT, published an article in ‘Top Doctors’ website)
Mr Jonathan Hughes : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ( privately with the Circle Health Group in London
•Mr Rogan Corbridge, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading (has performed several surgeries, but lately seems reluctant to operate. Also works privately for Spire Health)
•Dr Mike Rothera, Salford Hospital, Greater Manchester (diagnosed someone, see Daily Mail article: Father forced to Google his symptoms after 150 GP appointments failed to correctly diagnose his rare throat syndrome | Daily Mail Online also does private work)
•Mr George Mochloulis - One Hatfield Hospital, Pinehill Hospital - Hertsfordshire area - - Does intraoral surgery. One member has reported great results from ES surgeries he’s done.
•Mr. Jake Timothy, neurosurgeon, Leeds, Mr Jake Timothy, Neurosurgeon in Leeds | Nuffield Health - (Mr. Timothy does C-1 transverse process shave for VOO caused by IJV compression & did a styloidectomy for our member, PatientD)
•Mr. Rupert Obholzer - Mr Rupert Obholzer | ENT Consultant | OneWelbeck (mentioned by a member who’s also in the FB ES group)

UK- Scotland:
•Mr Currie, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire (also does private work with Bupa)

UK- Wales:
•Mr Cellan Thomas, University Hospital Wales, Heath, Cardiff (Max-Fac surgeon on Head & Neck Cancer team) We’ve been told that Mr Thomas is now Clinical Director so not seeing patients any more, but have left his name on in case any of his team have been trained in ES surgery.

Not currently a qualified doctor, but Kjetil Larsen has written numerous research articles about biomechanics, IJV stenosis etc and has helped several members with interpreting their scans. Appts are only available online currently:
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A post was merged into an existing topic: Dr Ryan Osborne in Los Angeles

Hi @chellelmer! Welcome to our forum! There are several good options for surgeons in your part of the US. Dr. Cognetti in Philadelphia, PA, is very experienced with ES surgery, & there are a couple of ES doctors listed in Nebraska which is a little closer, maybe. Unfortunately, the doctors listed for your state are not doing ES surgeries currently, except for Dr. Ondrey, but unless he’s updated his methods, they are not what we’ve learned from our members provide the best long-term results. If you have bilateral ES & want both styloids removed at once, Dr. Hackman in North Carolina is who you may want to see.