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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
  • acinic cell cancer
  • acoustic nerve injury
  • acoustic neuroma
  • adenoidcystic carcinoma
  • adenoiditis
  • adenoids
  • allergic rhinitis
  • anosmia
  • auditory nerve injury
  • autoimmune inner ear disease
  • baha implant
  • benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • caloric reflex testing
  • cheek bone fractures
  • cheek problems
  • cholesteatoma
  • chronic cough
  • chronic ear infections
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • cochlear nerve damage
  • conductive hearing loss
  • deafness
  • deviated septum
  • difficulty speaking
  • disorder of balance
  • distortion of the face
  • dizziness
  • dry nose
  • dry sinus
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • ear canal lesion
  • ear cancer
  • ear cyst
  • ear drainage
  • ear melanoma
  • ear pressure
  • earache
  • ears abscess
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • enlarged adenoids
  • epistaxis
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • eustachian tube
  • excessive drooling
  • excessive salivation
  • eye socket fractures
  • face cancer
  • face melanoma
  • face stitch removal
  • face swelling
  • facial cyst
  • facial nerve injury
  • 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
  • free flap neck
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • genetic hearing loss
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • goldenhar syndrome
  • growth on ear
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • hairy tongue
  • halitosis
  • head abscess
  • head and neck melanoma
  • head and neck sarcoma
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hearing loss
  • hemifacial microsomia
  • hoarseness
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • impacted cerumen
  • inner ear trauma
  • itchy ear
  • jaw cancer
  • jaw deformities
  • jaw surgery
  • labyrinthitis
  • laryngeal cancer
  • laryngeal papillomatosis
  • laryngeal polyps
  • laryngitis
  • laryngomalacia
  • lip droop
  • ludwig's angina
  • lump in throat
  • malformations of ear
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • malignant neoplasm of tonsils
  • mandibular resection prosthesis
  • mandibular tori
  • maxillofacial pathology
  • maxillofacial regeneration
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • meniere's disease
  • microtia
  • midfacial hypoplasia
  • missing eardrum
  • mouth abscess
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth breathing
  • mouth cancer
  • mouth cyst
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • mucklewells syndrome
  • nasal congestion
  • nasal drainage
  • nasal polyps
  • nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • 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
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • oral inflammation
  • oral pathology
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • orthognathic surgery
  • osteoma
  • osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • otalgia
  • otitis
  • otoplasty
  • otosclerosis
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • paranasal surgery
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • perforated ear drum
  • peripheral schwannoma
  • pharyngitis
  • polyp of cheek
  • post nasal drip
  • preauricular fistula
  • presbycusis
  • reconstruction orbit
  • remove sinus packing
  • revision of tracheostomy
  • rhinitis
  • rhinoscleroma
  • ruptured eardrum
  • salivary duct
  • salivary gland disorders
  • sarcoma
  • scratchy voice
  • septoplasty
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus cancer
  • sinus fracture
  • sinus mass
  • sinus pain
  • sinus polyp
  • sinus pressure
  • sinus surgery
  • sinusitis
  • skin biopsy
  • sleep apnea
  • sleep apnea surgery
  • sleep disorders
  • small ear canal
  • smell disorders
  • snoring
  • sore throat
  • speech disorders
  • spots on mouth
  • spots on tongue
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip
  • stapedectomy
  • strep throat
  • stridor
  • stylohyoid syndrome
  • subglottic stenosis
  • sudden deafness
  • suppurative tonsillitis
  • swallowing problem
  • swollen parotid
  • swollen throat
  • temporal bone cancer
  • temporomandibular joint surgery
  • 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 dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheal stent
  • tracheostomy
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • tympanoplasty/mastoidectomy
  • uvuloplasty
  • velopharyngeal deficiencies
  • vermilionectomy
  • 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...
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4.1 out of 5 (70 Ratings, 8 Comments)


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.

This visit was a discussion of my condition, the history I had with this condition, what it is, the options for taking care of the condition and the timing of what WE are going to do about my condition. I capped WE, because it was a fully included exchange that made me feel empowered.

Trusted her but felt she was a little condescending to some of my concerns and regarding the primary care that had referred me as the condition wasn't as severe as first thought by primary care and she didn't seem to think any of my earlier problems of same type with this ear was as important as I did. I did think she knows what she is doing it was more her manner than her expertise that bothered me.

Doctor was trying to resolve my kid's problem and give us some good advice to protect her health.

Health care is hard and communications are tough. It would be helpful to have a plan described for future care so we can know the possible paths. It's been a long and arduous process to get care for my son. It would be helpful to know the possible paths to understand where we are in the possible outcomes.

She was rude to us and was angry when confronted about how long we waited. Could tell she was mad.

I don't feel the diagnosis is and I felt like the Dr was so over booked. Not her fault but I felt like she was very rushed. I was told what she thought it was and handed a leaflet about my condition and the paperwork recommends medicine. I didn't get any kind of prescription.

Dr Sanchez save my life?
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