Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD

Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD

Neurotology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD is a neurotology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurotology and ear, nose, and throat.

200 Ucla Medical Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact Information

(310) 206-6688

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ishiyama performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dizziness
very high
more than 99% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ishiyama's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

60  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • UCLA Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Otology Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ishiyama has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ishiyama's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ishiyama to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Ishiyama's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I want to start by saying, I have never left a review for anything in my life. After seeing this doctor 3 times, I deeply felt the need to warn other people not to see him. Ishiyama insisted I get surgery for an inner ear infection that "antiobiotics couldn't heal." I saw a 2nd and 3rd ENT...more
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People. Don't trust this man. He is very careless, dishonest and too eager to perform dangerous invasive unnecessary surgeries. I trusted him despite getting 4 other opinions informing me "not' to go through a surgery he recommended and consequently lost all my hearing caused by the surgery he...more
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Dr. Ishiyma performed a surgery to improve my hearing called Stapedectomy . This was done 8 months ago. From what I understand he is one of few who still perform it. The surgery went very well. My hearing improved to almost normal level and the quality of my life improved greatly. He is very...more
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After more than 20 year, Dr Ishiyama knew what my problem was, explained my condition simply, two mastoidectomys later he saved my life. Highly recommend waiting for him, he is the best. The UCLA system can have some challenges, deal with it, it's nothing because he is worth it.
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Dr. Ishiyma was part of a two-man neurosurgical team that performed a very difficult (16 hour!) surgery to remove a benign but life-threatening tumor (acoustical neuroma). The procedure was a success. I will be forever grateful to him.
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