Dr. Chester Griffiths, MD

Dr. Chester Griffiths, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Chester F. Griffiths, MD, FACS is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon serving the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. Dr. Griffiths is experienced in Rhinogenic (Nose) Headaches, Thyroid Diseases/Cancer and Throat Infections. He is a professional member of the California Medical Association, the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Chester Griffiths was also awarded the Morton K. Rubenstein Award and the Thomas L. Stern Award. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery California Medical Association Los Angeles County Medical Association American College of Surgeons California Medical Association Los Angeles County Medical Association American College of Surgeons American Rhinologic Society North American Skull Base Society Bay Surgical Society Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology Los Angeles Kings Hockey AWARDS & ACCOLADES Morton K. Rubenstein Award Thomas L. Stern Award Physician's Recognition Award 1993-2007 Best Doctors in America 2005-2011 Top Doctors in Los Angeles 2007-2015 Irma Colen Leadership Award 2012 Highest Surgeon's Patient Satisfaction Rating - St. Johns Health Center Department of Surgery FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Care Credit (PEE) Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Care Credit (Rejuva) INSURANCES ACCEPTED We accept insurance. OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PEE) Monday to Friday: 10 am- 6 pm Saturday: 9:00 am to 12 pm (Rejuva)

Pacific Neuroscience Institute

11645 Wilshire Blvd Ste 600

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

Patient-Centric Care: I believe that the outcome of any consultation, surgical, or non-surgical procedure should be to enhance my patients? physical and emotional quality of life. I spend adequate time advising my patients of their options in order to create an individualized plan. I use state of the art technology to ensure safe and effective care. Integrity and compassion are the center of our practice. Please visit our website to learn more about our practice: www.PacificSpecialists.com
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Dr. Griffiths' Experience

Dr. Griffiths' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Coblation Tonsillectomy
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pillar Procedure
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thermage Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad Central Del Este (UCE), Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Mercy Catholic Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mercy Catholic Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Thom Jeff U/Jeff Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Griffiths has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Griffiths' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Griffiths to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Griffiths' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Griffiths is an excellent ENT surgeon and truly cares about his patients. He assisted in removal of a tumor on my pituitary gland using endoscopic surgery and corrected a deviated septum as a pre op procedure. The operation was huge success in so many ways because of the skill of Dr. Griffiths and the other members of the surgical team.
in Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca |
I think he is the best Dr. He is knowledgeable, caring, reachable and is determined to get to the bottom of your issue, even though others have failed. I had sinus issues for years, twice having surgery to remove polyps. I was referred to him by my allergist and never had polyps again. I have been a patient for 10-12 years and he has always helped me. His staff are also very pleasant and caring. I always feel like I will be taken care of when I go there and I am.
in Santa Monica, CA |
My 7yo son is a patient of Dr. Griffiths. We came to see him after a hearing test revealed my son had a 20% hearing loss because his eustachian tubes were not draining. Dr. Griffiths wanted to remove my son's adenoids and put ear tubes in. Dr. Griffiths talked me through all of our options, I sought 2 other opinions and finally decided to have Dr. Griffiths only put ear tubes in. I commend him for his professionalism, ability to listen and to go along with my more cautious approach.
in Venice, CA |
Dr. Griffiths' care, and his organization, is second to none. I had an issue with Tinnitus and was seriously concerned. Dr. Griffiths saw me right away, his staff could not have been more organized, professional and sympathetic to my concerns. We did a hearing test, and he suggested some treatment. He explained what the issue was, and made sure I was comfortable with the entire process from start to finish. I really wish all practitioners conduct themselves and their businesses as he does.
in Los Angeles, CA |
My son recently underwent a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and otoplasty with Dr. Griffiths. My son had suffered from recurrent strep for many years, and Dr. Giffiths recommended taking out his tonsils and adenoids. Others had not recommended the surgery as neither tissue appeared enlarged or infected. The biopsies showed severe abnormalities in both as well as strains of strep and other bacteria. We think this will be a game changer for his health. In addition to those procedures, my son ha
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