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Gabriela B. Sanchez, MD

Languages: English, Spanish
Accepting New Patients
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Professional Associations
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Personal Interests
Cycling, Running, Skiing, Dancing
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology
Clinical Interests
  • adenoiditis
  • adenoids
  • allergic rhinitis
  • anosmia
  • auditory nerve injury
  • autoimmune inner ear disease
  • baha implant
  • benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • cheek bone fractures
  • cholesteatoma
  • chronic cough
  • chronic ear infections
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • conductive hearing loss
  • deafness
  • deviated septum
  • difficulty speaking
  • disorder of balance
  • dizziness
  • dry nose
  • dry sinus
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • ear canal lesion
  • ear cyst
  • ear drainage
  • ear pressure
  • earache
  • ears abscess
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • enlarged adenoids
  • epistaxis
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • eustachian tube
  • face swelling
  • facial cyst
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • fine needle aspiration thyroid
  • fissured tongue
  • foreign body in ear
  • foreign body in nose
  • foreign body in throat
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • genetic hearing loss
  • growth on ear
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • halitosis
  • head abscess
  • head and neck sarcoma
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hearing loss
  • hoarseness
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • impacted cerumen
  • inner ear trauma
  • itchy ear
  • labyrinthitis
  • laryngeal cancer
  • laryngeal papillomatosis
  • laryngeal polyps
  • laryngitis
  • laryngomalacia
  • lip droop
  • ludwig's angina
  • lump in throat
  • malformations of ear
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • meniere's disease
  • missing eardrum
  • mouth abscess
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth breathing
  • mouth cancer
  • mouth cyst
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • nasal congestion
  • nasal drainage
  • nasal polyps
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck abscess
  • neck cancer
  • neck cyst
  • neck lymph nodes
  • neck mass
  • neck pain
  • neoplasm of ear
  • neoplasm of salivary gland
  • neural hearing loss
  • noisy breathing
  • nose abscess
  • nose cyst
  • nose fracture
  • nose pain
  • nystagmus
  • oral inflammation
  • oral pathology
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • osteoma
  • otalgia
  • otitis
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • paranasal surgery
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • perforated ear drum
  • peripheral schwannoma
  • pharyngitis
  • post nasal drip
  • preauricular fistula
  • presbycusis
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rhinitis
  • ruptured eardrum
  • salivary duct
  • salivary gland disorders
  • scratchy voice
  • septoplasty
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus fracture
  • sinus mass
  • sinus pain
  • sinus polyp
  • sinus pressure
  • sinus surgery
  • sinusitis
  • skin biopsy
  • sleep apnea
  • sleep apnea surgery
  • sleep disorders
  • smell disorders
  • snoring
  • sore throat
  • speech disorders
  • spots on mouth
  • spots on tongue
  • strep throat
  • stridor
  • subglottic stenosis
  • sudden deafness
  • suppurative tonsillitis
  • swallowing problem
  • swollen parotid
  • swollen throat
  • throat abscess
  • throat cancer
  • throat drainage
  • throat mass
  • throat tightness
  • thyroglossal duct disorders
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • tinnitus
  • tongue cancer
  • tongue clip
  • tongue mass
  • tongue pain
  • tongue sores
  • tongue tied
  • tonsillitis
  • tonsils
  • toxic nodular goiter
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheostomy
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • tympanoplasty/mastoidectomy
  • uvuloplasty
  • velopharyngeal deficiencies
  • vertigo
  • vocal cord abnormalities
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord lesion
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • vocal cord strain
  • voice problems
  • voice screening
  • weak cry
  • xerostomia
Blog Posts
By: Gabriela B Sanchez, MD
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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...
  • ...

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.

4.2 out of 5 (72 Ratings, 7 Comments)


Took my problem seriously an my first visit, and acted very quickly to get my test for quick results.

Dr. Gabriela Sanchez is very good doctor. I trust her. She did my surgery. Will recommend her to all friends!!! She is the best!!!

I just don't feel that communication is the strength of either doctor in this practice. You need to know what to ask, or you won't get much information. Dr Sanchez is probably an excellent doctor, but I don't get a feeling that I'm that important to her. She may not be able to develop that sense of empathy, nor can I describe it. I do believe that she effectively treated what I went in there for, and that's the main thing.

My experience with this provider was EXCELLENT. Dr. Sanchez is intelligent, quick and focused, while being empathetic and helpful. As usual, an A+ provider working for Swedish. As well, I applaud Swedish for providing scribes to providers at this clinic so they may listen and fully engage with patients instead of trying to multi-task. Fewer clicks and less paperwork = better patient care and improved provider efficiency/decreased burn out.

Very good first time experience, with new provider. Very courteous & informative. Will follow-up as needed. Thank you

I felt that the doctor did not empathize at all with my situation. She was not disrespectful, she just didn't really seem to care and just went through the motions of the visit.

Dr. Sanchez did my sinus surgery in 2014. She did an EXCELLENT job. My L ear problem is more complicated and I am using neurologist and neurosurgeons to figure out problem.
Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists - First Hill
600 Broadway Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists - Ballard
1801 Northwest Market Street Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98107
Swedish Head and Neck Surgery
1221 Madison Street Suite 1523
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
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