Biography & Education

Biography
I am grateful for the opportunity to listen to patients concerns and to find ways to help them achieve their personal goals. It's rewarding to learn from patients as I educate them about their health issues and offer them treatment options tailored to their specific needs. I have completed fellowship training to benefit patients with diseases of the sinus and nasal airway and collaborate with my colleagues in the Department of Neurosurgery to offer minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to lesions of the anterior skullbase.
Additional Information

Dr. Chan's practice encompasses all areas of otolaryngology for adults and pediatric patients. His primary interests include head and neck surgery, snoring and sleep apnea, ear infections and surgery, sinus surgery, thyroid surgery and vertigo.

Specialties
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
Education Background
Medical School University of California, San Francisco
Residency University of Washington
Fellowship Lahey Clinic, Rhinology and Sinus
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

1801 N.W. Market Street
Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-781-6073
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
Fax 206-215-1771
Accepted Insurances
  • Contact this office for accepted insurance plan.
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express, Discover Card
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

Rinsing: The Single Best Thing You Can Do to Keep Your Nose Happy

July 24, 2013

One of the best parts of living and practicing in Seattle (Ballard in particular) is that I see my patients everywhere I go! Just this last weekend I ran into patients buying bagels, at the Ballard farmer’s market, and walking around Greenlake.

One patient I saw recently asked about her husband who was always complaining about his nose but she hasn’t been able to drag him into my office to be evaluated.  She asked me, “What can I have him do to at home to help his nose?”

For home care, I may recommend my patients rinse their nose with saline once a day.  Nasal saline irrigation has been well studied in controlled trials and has been shown to improve nasal symptom scores regardless of whether the nose is bothered by sinusitis or allergies.  It is one

Specialties

Specialties
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
Clinical Interests
  • Chronic Ear Infection
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT (Adult)
  • ENT (Pediatric)
  • Facial Palsy (Bell's Palsy)
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Oral Lesions
  • Otitis Media
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric ENT
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Sinus Surgery
  • Pediatric Sleep Apnea
  • Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Physicians and Providers
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull-Base Tumors
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring and Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring Therapy
  • Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Vertigo

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.1 out of 5 (49 Ratings, 7 Comments)

70

03/11/2015
Felt the dr. was somewhat distracted. I felt he was thinking about other things, not focused.
Swedish Patient
90

01/25/2015
Dr Chan was great. He listened to my concerns and spent time explaining the general treatment despite the fact that he ended up needing to refer me to a plastic surgeon. I knew little about what I needed to fix my nose except that surgery would be involved, and left feeling like I knew exactly what was going on and confident that he referred me to a good doctor. I left that doctors office just this morning, and am grateful that Dr Chan referred meto such a wonderful specialist.
Swedish Patient
70

01/04/2015
Having a 3rd person in the consultation room destroys my sense of confidentiality in my discussion with the doctor.
Swedish Patient
70

11/17/2014
Because my condition is pretty common, there wasn't a whole lot of discussion because for him it was normal. For me, my nose bleeding consistently for no reason isn't common. He was very nice and explained things but seemed to be in kind-of a hurry because it was just a nose bleed after all.
Swedish Patient
70

11/03/2014
I felt rushed, and the copy of the pathologist report I received contained slightly different info than provided by doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

06/18/2014
The best providers. I recommended to all of my relatives and friends to go to three Swedish Hospital.
Swedish Patient
90

06/03/2014
I was confused by [...] - nose drops Rx & spray OTC & saline. Got it figured out on second visit.
Swedish Patient