Gabriela Sanchez
Gabriela Sanchez, MD

Gabriela Sanchez, MD

Gabriela Sanchez, MD

Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology, Otology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Acoustic Neuromas, Balance Disorders, Cholesteatoma, Chronic Ear Infection, Chronic Ear Surgery, Dizziness, Ear Infections, Ear Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ENT (Adult), ENT (Pediatric), Fine Needle Aspiration, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss , Nasal Fractures, Oral Lesions, Oral Pathology, Otolaryngology, Otology, Otoplasty, Otosclerosis, Pediatric ENT, Pediatric Nasal & Sinus Disorders, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otology, Pediatric Sinus Surgery, Pediatric Sleep Apnea, Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing, Schwannoma, Sinus Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea Surgery, Snoring and Apnea Surgery, Speech Delay, Stapedectomy, Thyroid Biopsy, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Surgery, Tympanoplasty, Vertigo, Voice Disorders

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express, Discover Card

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plan.

Personal Interests

Cycling, Running, Skiing, Dancing

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine


Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology


English, Spanish

Professional Associations:

American Academy of Otolaryngology

What should I do about a thyroid nodule?

Thyroid nodules are extremely common and studies have shown that about half of us have at least one!

Fortunately, most of these nodules do not pose any health risks. Not all thyroid nodules are benign, however, and in a minority of cases (about 5-15%) may contain a cancer.  The challenge, of course, is figuring out which nodules are cause for concern and which ones are not.

With increased use of high-resolution imaging, more nodules are being identified today than ever before.  It is also not uncommon for someone to learn they have a nodule “incidentally” after a CT scan, MRI or ultrasound that was performed for some other medical reason.

If you think you may have a thyroid nodule, or if one has been found incidentally by medical imaging, you should make an appointment to see your doctor. Your doctor will likely take several steps, including:

What to do if you suspect your child has an ear infection

Ear infections are the most common illness in kids. Almost every child will have at least one ear infection by the age of 5. What do you do when your child complains of ear pain?

Ear pain in children is most often caused by a middle ear infection. These infections often follow an upper respiratory illness, like a cold or the flu. Common symptoms include fever, ear pain and irritability, like not sleeping through the night. It is possible for the buildup of pressure from fluid and infection behind the eardrum to cause the eardrum to rupture. In this situation you will most likely see drainage from the ear.

What should you do if you suspect your child has an ear infection?

  • Treat the pain. Ibuprofen (Advil) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are best.
  • Have a doctor look in your child’s ear to confirm an ear infection.
  • Decide with your doctor...


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Otolaryngology - Ballard
1801 N.W. Market Street
Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-781-6072
Fax: 206-781-6073
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Otolaryngology - First Hill
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-215-1770
Fax: 206-215-1771
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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