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Dr. Alan Shikani, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Shikani

Maryland ENT Center, LLC.

200 E 33rd St Ste 631 Baltimore, MD 21218

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Dr. Alan Shikani, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from American Univerity of Beirut in 1980 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ear, nose, and throat, and more.


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Dr. Shikani's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Shikani treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shikani treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shikani treats Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shikani treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Laryngitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shikani treats Laryngitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shikani treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shikani's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

About Me

Our Patients Come First!

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Audiology (Hearing Aid Fitting)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

Education

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Residency Hospital
1991
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Union Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
American Univerity of Beirut
Medical School
1991
1987
1987
1980

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

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Dr. Shikani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shikani

3.9

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
26.865671641791046%
(18)

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the entire staff is wonderful, very welcoming. And Dr. Shikani is the best. He quickly earned my trust with his skill. I am so pleased and greatful to have him.
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Dr. Alan Shikani is absolutely outstanding. I had a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty and am so happy with it he gave me exactly what I wanted. He is very kind and I highly recommend going to him for any ENT needs. Maryland ENT and Dr. Shikani both are fantastic and I couldn't have had a better experience.
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very excellent.
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Doctor Shikani is the best, he has the patient touch, the patient comfort and the patient quality to make you feel okay. the young ladies Jackie and Christina are very pleasant and and welcomes you in the office faclity. the observer Bianca from puterico has the comfort touch just like doctor shikani. doctor shikani know how to save the day through good and bad and pain. THANK YOU DOCTOR SHIKANI YOU ARE THE BEST
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For over 10 years I was unable to smell anything at all, ( I mean absolutely nothing) Dr. Shikani was recommended to me by my primary care Dr. He along with his team did an outstanding surgery on me, and today I am the happiest person alive, I can smell like never before and I can taste the real flavor of all food. Thanks to you Dr. Shikani and your team my life is like a miracle.
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Went in 12/28/17 with symptoms of sinus infection. Dr. Shikani recommended immediate CT scan. CT scan showed blocked sinuses and Dr. Shikani recommended immediate surgery to clean out sinuses. I was taken aback by the rush to surgery and felt like a round of antibiotics should have been the diagnosis, followed by a CT scan at a later date when sinus infection was gone. I did not go back and the sinus infection cleared up, I feel like they just want to rush to surgery here to get your money.
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very nice, concerned and caring, takes time with you,
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Dr Shikani and staff has been extremely helpful and professional. From minor medical issues to major issues such as cancer and surgery. I received top notch care. His personal care and expert knowledge was very comforting when I experienced my medical crisis. It is reassuring to know that you have a caring team behind you when you're face with medical crisis. You need that kind of assistance and help when you're going thru unfamiliar medical territory. Thank you Dr. Shikani and staff
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He is a very excellent doctor I would tell others about him
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Dr Shikani along with 2 other Doctors formed a team that treated me for throat cancer (official diagnosis was CUPS). You can barely see where the neck dissection was done and I have been cancer free since 2012. Dr Shikani has always impressed me as a Dr that truly cares about his patients along with being one of the tops in his field. He takes time to answer any questions and concerns you may have. I am moving out of state to Tenn but will drive back for my yearly examine so I can keep him.
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sinus surgery experience of 2005 is still wide open and clear as of December 2018. No post operative complications. I continue to see Dr. Shikani with any sinus related problems. I can rely on his expertise and professionalism to resolve any issues that arise.
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Dr. Shikani did not listen to my concerns...He offered no additional assistance other than treatments that I had already had and did not work.... He downplayed another doctor's methods and testing.... His cohort lied to me regarding looking at a sample under a microscope (didn't happen).... God forbid he might not know everything
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I have severe allergies that required a very aggressive regimen and seeing several different kinds of doctors. Dr. Shikani performed surgery to repair my nasal septum, clean out sinus polyps, and shrink my enlarged turbinates. Everything went and has otherwise been flawless. Fun fact: Dr. Shikani actually invented a some of the industry-standard ear, nose, and throat tools and procedures in use today. Search "Shikani Middle Meatal Antrostomy Stent" for one of them.
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Dr. Shikani has performed a septum revision and a second surgery of removing a growth off of my vocal cords. His staff are extremely friendly and are very helpful. They are quite easy to get an appointment in one of the two locations. Highly recommend.
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Dr Shikani preformed my surgery over 20 years ago. I have not had any problems with my sinuses ever since the surgery. I was a major sucess and I would recommend him for anyone with sinus issues. He is very professional and always pleasant. A pleasant atmosphere when I walk through the door.
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I have been a patient of Dr Shikani's for several years. through the years with Dr. Shikani he has been spot on with diagnosis and treatment. His caring, excellent support is so valuable to me. I couldn't imagine seeing anyone else for my ENT care. His staff, at both locations is caring and supportive as well.
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Dr. Shikani has been my ENT for more than 20 years. I have chronic sinusitis and have had multiple surgeries for polyp removal. Dr. Shikani’s expertise has controlled my sinus flare ups using the most current and reliable medical techniques, procedures, and medicines. He is recognized as an expert by other physicians that I visit. I trust his care and have recommended him to my friends and family. I’m able to make an appointment whenever I need to see him often times the same day.
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Several years ago I was referred to a different Ear, Nose and Throat doctor who mis-diagnosed my condition which was in actuality, cancer of the throat. Seeking a second opinion from Dr Shikani (under the advice of my primary care physician) Dr Shikani immediately made the correct diagnosis and took the steps necessary to save my life. I learned that I had Stage lV Throat cancer that required immediate surgery, followed by radiation and chemo. He’s a great Dr, and I’m now completely disease free
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Rude, obnoxious, suggest unnecessary surgery, did two unnecessary tests and did not explain results. Prescribe wrong prescription. Did not help with my problem.
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I am an RN with MedStar Health and had my husband use Dr Shikani for that reason for sinus surgery. MedStar had changed billing and insurance using a tier system. Office not up front about cost and continually didn’t follow up with phone calls about our concerns. At one point 3-4 years passed then received notice from their collection agency. When trying to straighten matter out, again no follow up. I would not suggest dealing with this office due to their dishonest and incompetent practice.
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