Dr. Brendan Gaylis, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Gaylis
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Scripps Hospital and Clinics

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Brendan Gaylis, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Have been suffering with vertigo for years. He was highly recommed to me. Only one treatment...problem eliminated!!!!
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Diana – Oct 21, 2019
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Saved my life Stage 4 cancer in my lower gums , sawed jaw in half sideways made a custom titanium bar chin in a 12 hr surgery at Scripps Green ending at mid night about 10 years ago, was highly recommended by a oral surgeon dentist . Best in the world. Very thankful for this mans talents. Faithfully Lance H.
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Lance Haynes in San Diego, CA – Jun 21, 2019
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Great Doctor! Knows what he is doing! fixed a problem i have been dealing with for as long as i can remember and convinced me to move forward with the surgery with his quiet confidence. I am sorry i didnt meet Dr. Gaylis 20 years ago. Procedure (septoplasty and turbinate reduction) is a huge success and has improved my life. MANY THANKS Dr. Gaylis.
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Adam in Solana Beach, CA – Nov 30, 2018
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Dr Gaylis was my surgeon when I had a growth removed from my thyroid last February. He was very competent and professional. Best of all, the scar is barely noticeable on my neck 5 months later. I recommend him highly. Dr Elise Curry
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Elise. Curry in San Diego, CA – Jul 08, 2018
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Dr. Gaylis is a man of few words but he explained all situations and surgery details for removal of a tumor in my salivary gland very well. I found him to be warm and caring. His suture work is beautiful and I expect no scarring. Very pleased with the outcome of my medical procedure.
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GKruzel in CA – Jun 26, 2018
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I didn't have a voice for over two months and he told me it was all in my head and there was nothing medically wrong with me.
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Temecula, CA – Jun 07, 2018
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Surgery was more extensive than planned. I thought that was ok until I read the surgical report where he started with areas which were not planned and then worked on the planned areas. Was it more $ he wanted, arrogance, or incompetence? Never again.
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YouUnnecessarilyResected – Apr 07, 2018
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Dr. Gaylis took his time to explain my condition and referred me a neurosurgeon who would be able to treat my condition.
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Encinitas – Mar 22, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr Gaylis over the last 3 years. I find him very competent and nice to talk to. He helped me with hearing and nasal problems.
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San Diego, CA – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Gaylis was kind and supportive in explaining my options after Mohs surgery on my nose. He understood my concern about having surgery on such a visible area. I was very pleased with the outcome of the surgery, and would recommend Dr. Gaylis to others.
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San Diego, CA – Aug 17, 2017
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Treated me with utter contempt- he looked visibly disgusted, barely looked me over, and told me I didn't want to fix the problem I went in for that's been bothering me for decades. Considering lodging an official complaint- I'd avoid him like the plague, he's no business practising medicine if he can't treat his patients with an ounce of respect. Never been treated this badly by a doctor before.
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San Diego, CA – Aug 15, 2017
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Poor Doctor stay away. Doesn't know what he is doing and is borderline reckless.
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Martin in La Jolla – Jun 22, 2016
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Very professional and listened to what I had to say. Had genuine caring for my condition.
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Nick in Poway, CA – Jun 05, 2016
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Horrible Doctor for your own safety do not see this man, he is sick
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Apr 16, 2016
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Really bad Doctor, not interested in helping patients. Seems laid back & careless.
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Andrew Schuller in California – Apr 04, 2016
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Very attentive, thorough in explaining of things. Provided informative information for options and expressed his opinion as a professional. Excellent, doctor. Priscilla
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Priscilla in San Diego, CA – Feb 24, 2016
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Horrible Doctor , very arrogant & under qualified.
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Bernice in San Diego – Jan 20, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Brendan Gaylis, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
Residency Hospital
University Of Mn Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Awards

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(858) 554-8964

Dr. Gaylis accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Shield of California
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Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Gaylis performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Thyroidectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis performs Thyroidectomy more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Gaylis performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Thyroid Lobectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 40% of their peers

Dr. Gaylis performs this procedure more than 40% of their peers

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Dr. Gaylis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ear Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis treats Ear Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Tinnitus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis treats Tinnitus more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy

Dr. Gaylis' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • 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
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Locations

Scripps Hospital and Clinics

Scripps Hospital and Clinics10666 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037
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