Dr. Alvin Ko, MD

Dr. Alvin Ko, MD

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

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Dr. Alvin Ko, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Read his story

Henry Ford Medical Group

2799 W Grand Blvd

Detroit, MI 48202
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • 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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Dr. Ko's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Outer Ear Infection
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Outer Ear Infection more than 100% of his peers

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

Ear Ache
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Dr. Ko treats Ear Ache more than 100% of his peers

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

Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ko treats Earwax Buildup more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Ko's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abnormal Auditory Perception
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acquired Hypothyroidism
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adenoid Disorders
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoiditis
  • Airborne Allergies
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Airway Stenting
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Food
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Apnea
  • Apnea of Prematurity
  • Aspiration (Breathing in Foreign Object)
  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Audiometry
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Balance Disorders
  • Balance Testing
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Barotrauma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • 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
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chin Implant
  • 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
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • Congenital Nasal Deformity
  • Continous Dizziness Similar to Menier'e Disease
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deafness
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Desensitization
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphasia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Infection in Infant
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Buildup
  • 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
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Environmental Allergy
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Inverted Papilloma
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Jaw Fracture
  • KTP Laser Treatment
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Larynx Repair
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Neoplasm
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Lymphadenopathy 
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Head
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Mastoiditis
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Myocutaneous Flaps
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Papillomas
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Mass
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neck Tumor
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Injuries
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Odynophagia
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Pharyngeal Disorders
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • 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
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Parotidectomy
  • Parotitis
  • Pediatric Airway Difficulties
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Neck Neoplasms
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Photodisinfection Process
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery, Facial
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyps
  • Posterior Nasal Pack
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Protruding Ears
  • Psychogenic Cough
  • Reflux Laryngitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinophyma
  • Runny Nose
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Salvation Test
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Sensorineural Deafness
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialorrhea
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinus X-Ray
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Snoring Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Soft Tissue Tumors of Head and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Speech Delay
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stapedectomy
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Hormone Balancing
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroplasty
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Treatment of Airway Obstruction
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Tympanometry
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Videonystagmography
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Familial
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Rest
  • Wheezing
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me


"The Ear, Nose & Throat team at Henry Ford Hospital was recently ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on its 2018-19 Best Hospitals list."


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

Board Certifications


Case Western Reserve Univesity
Residency Hospital
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Medical School


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Very caring listens explains good very easy to communicate with highly recommend him he’s awesome
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I was so incredibly impressed by dr. Ko Refreshing to say the least. He was warm, thorough, and, explained my condition in layman's terms. So refreshing.
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One of the best most caring doctors I have ever been to!
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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 faith back that there is doctors that actually care about their patients and are not just numbers
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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 medical evaluation prior to Dr. KO were very professional.
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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 the medication he prescribed. The prescription was never sent to the store as promised. Left two messages the next day at his office and never received a response nor a prescription.
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