Dr. Alvin Ko, MD

Dr. Alvin Ko, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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38 y/o
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Dr. Alvin Ko, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Troy, MI and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Henry Ford Medical Group

2825 Livernois Rd

Troy, MI 48083
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Zurich

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Top Care Areas

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Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dizziness
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vertigo
very high
more than 99% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

228  Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Auditory Perception
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acquired Hypothyroidism
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adenoid Disorders
  • Adenoiditis
  • Airborne Allergies
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Anosmia
  • Apnea
  • Apnea of Prematurity
  • Aspiration (Breathing in Foreign Object)
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Balance Disorders
  • Barotrauma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Cataplexy
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Bronchitis-Like Cough
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Chronic Infections
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Nasal Deformity
  • Continous Dizziness Similar to Menier'e Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Deafness
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphasia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Infection in Infant
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Environmental Allergy
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lymph Node Neoplasm
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Head
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoiditis
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Papillomas
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Mass
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Injuries
  • Nosebleed
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Pharyngeal Disorders
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Otorrhea
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Palate Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Parotitis
  • Pediatric Airway Difficulties
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Neck Neoplasms
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyps
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Protruding Ears
  • Psychogenic Cough
  • Reflux Laryngitis
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinophyma
  • Runny Nose
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Sensorineural Deafness
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Soft Tissue Tumors of Head and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Speech Delay
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Familial
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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139  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Airway Stenting
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Audiometry
  • Balance Testing
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chin Implant
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Desensitization
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocochleography
  • Electronystagmogram
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • Endoscopic Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Laser Therapy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Without Navigational System
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • KTP Laser Treatment
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Repair
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Photodisinfection Process
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Polypectomy
  • Posterior Nasal Pack
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Salvation Test
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinus X-Ray
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Snoring Therapy
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Stapedectomy
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Hormone Balancing
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Treatment of Airway Obstruction
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Tympanometry
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Videonystagmography
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery
  • Voice Rest

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Case Western Reserve Univesity
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ko's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ko to family and friends
11 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Ko's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Ko is excellent. He takes the time with you. Answers all of your questions and concerns. Explains everything in detail that you can understand. Very friendly and caring about his patients. If you need a ear nose and throat guy go see him. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. He gave me my...more
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First visit with Dr. Ko and was for possible inner ear condition. My walking balance is very poor ! His diagnosis was not of the inner ear, but more likely a vestibular (brainstem) condition as a result of a gamma knife (radiation) treatment. His staff, as well as two med students that did a...more
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Excellent bedside manners. He was very thorough and reassuring when my 4yo had her tonsils and adenoids removed.
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Dr Ko was great. He helped my brother better understand his ear problem and performed tests that other ENTs. did not. He seemed very knowledgeable and put my very anxious brother at ease. He was not condescending nor arrogant. I would have given him five stars but am having a problem getting...more
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