Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD

Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD

Neurotology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Akira Ishiyama, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

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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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

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  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hyperacusis
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ishiyama to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Ishiyama's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Santa Ana, CA |
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 performed on me.
in Los Angles |
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 competent and pleasant. I highly recommend him.
in Santa Maria, CA |
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.
in Los Angeles, CA |
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.
in Los Angeles, CA |
This surgeon is scary! He claims that a second surgery for an AN tumor (wrapped around facial nerve was 'easy') I ended up going to Harvard and Stanford surgeons (entire education including undergrad, residency, and specialization). I had all kinds of complications and I went to leaders in their field that are the most experienced etc.. This surgeon proclaimed to work with another surgeon and that doctor did not agree with anything this one said (he was head of neurosurgery at the time). YIKES!
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Ishiyama has been my doctor for several years. No matter how complex my symptom he has always put me at ease. He's diagnosed and referred me to the best of doctors. He diagnosed my TMJ Disorder and Migraines in 2000 and later Vertigo. I can always trust him for the truth. I have one doctor that monitors my Tinnitus for the past 15 years.
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Dr. Ishiyama accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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