Dr. Brendan Gaylis, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 54

Dr. Brendan Gaylis, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gaylis to book an appointment.

Dr. Gaylis

Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo

15004 Innovation Dr San Diego, CA 92128
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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2.7

Based on 29 ratings

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Dr Gaylis is an outstanding surgeon who demonstrates perseverance on behalf of his patients. He will do everything in his power to ensure that his patients get the best possible results as he really cares about them. He treated my 85 year old husband with kindness and consideration as well as fully explaining every procedure and the possible outcome to me. I am so grateful that we were referred to Dr Gaylis as I feel that my husband had a wonderful surgeon who took the time and patience to ensure that he got the best treatment available. Thank you Dr Gaylis
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Marillyn McLintock – Jan 28, 2021
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This was the second time I saw this Dr. I went back because symptoms had changed and were worse. I will not see this Dr ever again! He was not interested in what I had to say, didn’t ask pertinent medical questions, didn’t check my throat ( I was having throat, ear problems). Told me not to think about it!? What a waste of my time and money! If I could I would have given zero stars!
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dec 04, 2020
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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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.
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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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 a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. ...Read more

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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What are Dr. Brendan Gaylis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gaylis frequently treats Nosebleed, Throat Pain, and Dysphagia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gaylis treats.

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Dr. Gaylis' office is located at 15004 Innovation Dr, San Diego, CA 92128. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Gaylis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nosebleed
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis treats Nosebleed more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Throat Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis treats Throat Pain more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dysphagia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gaylis treats Dysphagia more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Gaylis' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Gaylis accepts the following insurance:

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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
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Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
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Tenet Network-CA PPO
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Locations

Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo

Scripps Clinic Medical Laboratories15004 Innovation Dr San Diego, CA 92128
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Practice

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd Stop 212 La Jolla, CA 92037
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Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center10670 John J Hopkins Dr San Diego, CA 92121
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