Dr. Alen Cohen, MD

Dr. Alen Cohen, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

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Dr. Alen Cohen, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Hills, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.Read his story

C/V ENT Surgical Group

7345 Medical Center Dr Ste 510

West Hills, CA 91307
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Insurance Accepted

  • 1st Medical Network
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Pacificare Life and Health Insurance Co
  • Tricare

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more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Cohen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "Alen N. Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon who is very highly regarded across the country as one of the leaders in advanced nose and sinus surgery as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. As such he is Founder and Director of the Southern California Sinus Institute as well as Director of the Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. His expertise lies in procedures such as in-office Balloon Sinuplasty, Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (MIGSS), Minimally Invasive Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery as well as management of nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, nasal fractures, severe allergies, nasal polyps etc. Dr. Cohen is dedicated to teaching the next generation of great surgeons and passes on his knowledge as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Cohen has been recognized for his work as one of America's Top Surgeons for 5 years in a row and is a Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctors Rising Star. He is also recipient of the Vitals.com and Patient's Choice Award for 5 years in a row."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "Dr. Cohen is Founder and Director of the Southern California Sinus Institute, which is one of the premier centers in Los Angeles specializing in advanced nose and sinus surgery, with special expertise in in-office Balloon Sinuplasty and Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery as well as deviated septum repair, nasal fracture repair, turbinate reduction and management of more advanced nose and sinus issues. He is also Director of the Minimally Invasive Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery Program at West Hills Hospital as well as it's current Chief of Surgery.  Dr. Cohen is highly regarded as an expert in his field and many patients come from all over Southern California to see him for various problems.  He is also the CEO of C/V ENT Surgical Group with offices in both West Hills and Encino with 4 doctors to treat all aspects of ENT and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. "
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5  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

91  Conditions Treated

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87  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinus X-Ray
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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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.


  • U.C.L.A.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council of America, 2009-2011
  • Patient's Choice Award, Vitals.com, 2008-2011
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Alen Cohen, MD
I am so impressed with Dr. Cohen. He is a paragon of everything a doctor should be: caring, kind, knowledgeable, attentive, patient, and happy to educate. He is easily one of the best three doctors I have ever seen. His staff is also really warm and professional. Clearly, Dr. Cohen is someone who...Read More
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Roma Levy in West Hills, CA – May 18, 2018
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Doctor Cohen is an excellent physician. He thoroughly explains each procedure. You can ask him any question and will answer you without making you feel like you shouldn't ask. He has great bedside manner. He not only helped my wife and I with our breathing issues in our noses but also did...Read More
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Rodney K. Boswell in Thousand Oaks, CA – Apr 18, 2017
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Dr. Cohen has my absolute recommendation and highest thanks. I immediately noticed his impeccability during our consultation, where he quickly and confidently pinpointed my exact issues and how to fix them. I wish Dr. Cohen could be my life-long doctor for anything and everything! On top of all of...Read More
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Jennifer in Los Angeles, CA – Oct 21, 2016
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Dr. Cohen is a knowledgeable, professional, and effective doctor. He practices the upmost quality of care and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a specialist in his field. Upon my first visit to his office where I was attended by an equally competent and caring staff, he diagnosed, explained...Read More
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Stephanie M. in Whittier, CA – Jun 01, 2016
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I would most definitely recommend Dr Cohen to my friends and family. I had a terrible sinus infection that was debilitating. I scheduled an appointment for a consultation after being on antibiotics for a week. He was so helpful, telling me exactly where the infection was coming from and the cause....Read More
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Mina in Canyon Country, CA – May 03, 2016
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