Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 44

Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Mn Med Sch medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pierce to book an appointment.

Dr. Pierce

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301
Accepting new patients

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

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Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pierce treats Earwax Buildup more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pierce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rhinoseptoplasty
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pierce performs Rhinoseptoplasty more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pierce performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pierce performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pierce performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pierce's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(650) 853-2200

Dr. Pierce accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Dr. Pierce's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pierce

3.8

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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  • Explained conditions well (4)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr. Pierce removed my Mom's Parathyroid - the surgery was very successful and we are very grateful to Dr. Pierce and his team. Prior to the surgery my Mom was nervous so we called Dr. Pierce. He took the time and provided answers to all our questions, was very professional and very carrying. Next morning after the surgery he called to check on my Mom and later on during they day when we called to come and see him he got back to us right away. We are so fortunate that we were in his care.
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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Alex (Ioana's daughter) in Belmont, CA – Jul 21, 2018
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Dr. Pierce removed my thyroid 10 days ago and I could not be happier with the treatment I received. He took the time to understand my concerns and answered my many questions. The surgery went well and I had no difficulties or side effects. The incision is already healing nicely to the point I'm not concerned with having a scar because it will be so minimal. I'm extremely happy with my choice!
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BRANDIE in Belmont – Nov 13, 2017
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I visited Dr. Pierce because I had a persistent (6 week+) problem with fluid in my inner ear affecting my hearing. Dr. Pierce proceeded with a standard procedure to pierce the eardrum and suction out the fluid. After the procedure was complete Dr. Pierce mentioned that the fluid may return (it did). I then receive a bill $1,156 for a 20 min. visit. So, was his motivation to correct the root-cause of my problem (infection) or to profit from a procedure to apply a temporary fix for the symptoms
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Keith Dennis in San Mateo, CA – Aug 11, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2014
University Of Minnesota Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2009
University of Mn Med Sch
Medical School
2006
Hennepin Co Med Ctr-U Minn
Internship Hospital
2000
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pierce frequently treats Earwax Buildup, Rhinoseptoplasty, and Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pierce treats.

Where is Dr. Brendan Pierce, MD's office located?

Dr. Pierce's office is located at 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation795 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hennepin County Medical Center

Minneapolis, MN

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average