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Vincent T. Chan, MD

4.4 out of 5



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Professional Statement

I am grateful for the opportunity to listen to patients concerns and to find ways to help them achieve their personal goals. Its 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.

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University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
medical school
University of Washington
Lahey Clinic, Rhinology and Sinus

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • acinic cell cancer
  • acoustic nerve injury
  • adenoidcystic carcinoma
  • adenoiditis
  • adenoids
  • allergic rhinitis
  • anosmia
  • autoimmune inner ear disease
  • base of skull tumors
  • branchial cleft cyst
  • cheek problems
  • chronic cough
  • chronic ear infections
  • chronic tonsillitis
  • cochlear nerve damage
  • deviated septum
  • difficulty speaking
  • distortion of the face
  • dry nose
  • dry sinus
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • ear canal lesion
  • ear cancer
  • ear cyst
  • ear drainage
  • ear pressure
  • earache
  • ears abscess
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • enlarged adenoids
  • epistaxis
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • eustachian tube
  • excessive drooling
  • excessive salivation
  • eye socket fractures
  • face stitch removal
  • face swelling
  • facial cyst
  • facial nerve injury
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • fissured tongue
  • foreign body in ear
  • foreign body in nose
  • foreign body in throat
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • growth on ear
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • hairy tongue
  • halitosis
  • head abscess
  • head and neck sarcoma
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head mass
  • hearing loss
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
  • itchy ear
  • jaw cancer
  • jaw deformities
  • jaw fracture
  • jaw surgery
  • labyrinthitis
  • laryngeal cancer
  • laryngeal papillomatosis
  • laryngeal polyps
  • laryngitis
  • laryngomalacia
  • ludwig's angina
  • lump in throat
  • malformations of ear
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • malignant neoplasm of tonsils
  • maxillofacial pathology
  • mouth abscess
  • mouth bleeding
  • mouth breathing
  • mouth cancer
  • mouth cyst
  • mouth pain
  • mouth ulcer
  • 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
  • noisy breathing
  • nose abscess
  • nose cyst
  • nose fracture
  • nose pain
  • nystagmus
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • oral inflammation
  • oral pathology
  • oropharyngeal cancer
  • osteoma
  • osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • otalgia
  • otitis
  • otosclerosis
  • paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
  • paranasal surgery
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • perforated ear drum
  • 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
  • scratchy voice
  • septoplasty
  • septum problem
  • sialolithiasis
  • sinus cancer
  • sinus fracture
  • sinus mass
  • sinus polyp
  • sinus pressure
  • sinus surgery
  • sinusitis
  • 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
  • strep throat
  • stridor
  • stylohyoid syndrome
  • subglottic stenosis
  • 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 dilatation
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheal stent
  • tracheostomy
  • tumor of nose
  • tumor of parotid gland
  • tympanoplasty/mastoidectomy
  • uvuloplasty
  • vermilionectomy
  • vertigo
  • vocal cord abnormalities
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • vocal cord lesion
  • vocal cord paralysis
  • vocal cord strain
  • voice problems
  • voice screening
  • weak cry
  • xerostomia
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  • English

Practice Locations

Vincent T. Chan practices at three locations

Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists - Ballard
1801 Northwest Market Street
Suite 411
Seattle, WA 98107
Swedish Otolaryngology Specialists - First Hill
Swedish Head and Neck Surgery
1221 Madison Street
Suite 1523
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Issaquah
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. 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. 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. More About Our Survey

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Vincent T. Chan's Overall Score

4.4 out of 5 from 96 ratings (17 comments)
2 out of 5

I went in for swollen glands/ toncilitis.the provider look inside my mouth but didn't even touch my neck , palpate lymph nodes. simply recommended surgery.

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2 out of 5

The appointment felt very rushed. He spent barely any time talking to me or examining me, and the medications he prescribed have not helped me.

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3 out of 5

Dr. Chan was very nice, and I appreciate that he spoke loudly and clearly so I could really hear him. I don't, however, feel like he was too concerned about the issues I have been experiencing with my hearing, and how it has been negatively impacting my communication with other people (which is the reason for my visit). I have been having a hard time hearing conversations in most settings and situations, so immediately prior to my visit with Dr. Chan I had an audiology test performed. The medical professionals who performed those tests really paid attention to my concerns, and confirmed that their test results aligned with my issues and immediately helped me setup a consultation for hearing aids (they weren't pushing hearing aids on me, but rather offering them as a possible solution that I could try out and see how I like it). Dr. Chan also looked at those test results, but he didn't think the results looks too problematic and only recommended a follow up in a year. Dr. Chan seemed very nice, but I feel like my concerns were kind of brushed off and not looked at as that big of a deal.

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3 out of 5

The visit felt high quality & I trust his experience but the visit felt quick/rushed.

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4 out of 5

he was great.

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4.5 out of 5

Dr. Chan fixed the problem and I'm grateful.

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3.5 out of 5

I felt like he talked down to me (higher pitched voice, ingratiating smile), which was a little annoying. I realize he was trying to be friendly and nice but talk to me like I'm an adult please.

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3.5 out of 5

I wish I would have been warned about the possibility of passing out and the pain that would come later after the minor procedure after the anisteshia wore off.

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3 out of 5

I don't doubt that Dr Chan is qualified and I understand the value of time and that the provider needs to read my chart and info I have given the assistant before seeing me. However, it seemed that when he entered the room his talk track was already decided and basically he spent the visit rushing through explanation of what he thinks the problem is, without really listening or reviewing details with me. He was just too rushed and continued his monologue all the way to the door while backing out.

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3.5 out of 5

I had co-occurring nasal conditions he ignored.

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3 out of 5

He didn't seem to do a thorough exam at all, and didn't explain why that was or wasn't necessary, so it seemed he basically recommended surgery on the idea that it would probably help, and probably wouldn't hurt. Even if that is the standard of care for such little kids, it still took me aback and I wish he had had more time to explain why he thought his plan of care was correct.

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2 out of 5

Dr. Chan seemed rushed & slightly disinterested in my problem. Not sure this is true, but it's the impression I left with. Nice guy though.

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3 out of 5

the provider gave zero aftercare instruction. He literally finished and walked out with his entourage of groupies

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4.5 out of 5

excellent care and attention by all individuals with minor exception noted. i will continue to see this provider without hesitation and with full confidence.

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4 out of 5

Dr. Chan is an excellent provider and I highly recommend him. Very down to earth, he put me at ease during a very stressful time for me.

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5 out of 5

good experience.

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2.5 out of 5

Communication is very important to me. I felt that this provider was trying to act concerned, but he was in a hurry, did not give ROOM for my questions (so some weren't asked.) I was sorry that I had not researched the best provider before my appointment, but looked him up afterward. Lots of criticisms about him not communicating well, always in a hurry, talking to the parent even when the child was asking questions, etc. It seemed like he was trying to be better about it, but I'm also guessing he's crowding as many patients in as possible. He brings a "scribe" in with him! I've never seen that before. He's unable to chart on his own? (Not if he's on the run!) I concede that Dr Chan may be an excellent surgeon. I hope so, but I also need someone who has room for me as a whole person.

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