Dr. Christopher Ito, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery •  Male • Age 36
  
Dr. Ito
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UMass Memorial Medical Center

55 Lake Ave N Worcester, MA 01655

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(508) 856-4162

Dr. Christopher Ito, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Health Alliance Hospital Leominster and Umass Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ito to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Ito's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Larynx Conditions
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Dr. Ito treats Larynx Conditions more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ito treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
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Dr. Ito treats Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia) more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Ito treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Peritonsillar Abscess
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ito treats Peritonsillar Abscess more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Ito treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Ito's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Ito accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Ito's Reviews

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Dr. Ito performed sinus surgery on me after I had meningitas. I would very highly recommend Dr. Ito. He is amazing to say the least. He doesn't rush you and explains everything. He is very caring about his patients. He speaks to you like you matter and not just another patient.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 15, 2020
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When my original ENT doctor retired, I did not think I would find anyone with the experience and professionalism that I was used to. I needed a doctor with experience and knowledge. Well, Doctor Ito's knowledge is beyond his years. He listened to my concern and identified the issue, then offered real solutions. My life is better because of him. He is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him to anyone. I can't say enough good things about his practice.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Don Haskins – Aug 20, 2020
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Dr. Ito is without a doubt one if the best ENT doctors I have ever seen!! He is professional, kind compassionate and extremely great at what he does. I had a deviated Septum surgery, he did a phenomenal job. I can taste, talk, and smell again! He always calls personally to check up on me. I can not recommend him enough, his work is exceptional!!! I am blessed to have found him.
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Paula K – Jul 14, 2020
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I have been going to see Dr. Ito for over a year and can’t say enough about his care. From entering his office and working with his staff, to the cleanliness and order of his treatment room, all the way to the check out process – his office and professionalism is second to none. As for the care he provides I truly appreciated his approach of treating me as a whole, not a collection of potential disparate problems. Since he is a one doctor practice he seems to be able to manage his time in such a way that he gives himself time to think and focus on me as his patient – no hurried review of my file as he scampers from his previous patient in the next room, and therefore no rush out the door to his next patient. That’s really nice, and not like the typical doctor. He truly cares about me as a patient and as an individual He recently operated on my nasal polyps ( By far a lot less painless than my previous surgeon) and the results from it were spectacular. Great Doc, Great Guy. Thank you!
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Karthik – Jun 05, 2020
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I had a nose bleed that just would not stop. Went to ER in another hospital and they could not treat my condition, I was actually told to go to UMASS for treatment. I went to the ER there and met Dr. Ito. Bottom line he is the best, figured out the problem, operated and fixed my condition. A very nice person, professional, and explains everything in terms a normal person can understand. A pleasure to meet Dr.Ito. I can understand why the hospital holds him in high regards. Talented and a great people person.
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Linn Swenson – Mar 11, 2020
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Dr Ito did my nasel surgery, he fix me so I can breathe better. I had bad sinus infections he made every visit easy and was kind. His bed side manner is best I have seen in a long time
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Sara – Feb 20, 2020
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He was great at explaining what the issue was and it required surgery. The pre surgical visit was excellent and the surgery went great. The follow up visits have been quick and everything is going great. Dr. Ito fixed an issue I have been dealing with for years. I highly recommend Dr. Christopher Ito.
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Jonathan Blanchard – Feb 13, 2020
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I absolutely recommend Dr. Ito on every single count. 1. Fantastic surgeon! 2. Very friendly/Easy to talk to. 3. Kept me informed about everything with my current and possible future care. 4. Showed he cared about my full recovery by adding a follow-up when full recovery wasn't evident at normal final follow up. I have been a mouth-breather forever. I simply couldn't breathe out of my nose well. Nothing helped and as time passed my breathing slowly went from difficult to "feels like I'm trying to breathe through a straw at a Boba Tea shop". Plus, I could never smell well and this too was getting worse. After seeing Dr. Ito, he set me up for a septoplasty/sinuplasty very quickly. The surgery was my first major surgery under anesthesia and my first major surgical recovery. It was no big deal. Healing was quick and clean. The second Dr. Ito removed my stents, I could breathe! He honestly changed my life. There has been such a benefit. If you need an ENT doctor/surgeon go to him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lauren G. – Sep 09, 2019
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I had NO sense of smell for almost 7 years! Most people don't realize that your sense smell is over 80% of what you taste. I love to cook and it was incredibly depressing not to be able to taste what I made. I had another surgeon perform 3, very painful, sinus surgeries prior to meeting Dr. Ito. After I was referred to Dr. Ito, he formulated a treatment plan and performed surgery that was an immediate success! My sense of smell was restored when I left day surgery, that was almost a year ago. I have been able to smell (without being on Prednisone) for an entire year. The treatment plan that I follow, keeps the disease at bay. I would shout his name off of rooftops if that would help others who are plagued with loss of smell, it is a huge loss and sadly most people fluff it off. Dr. Ito is a wonderful, skilled, caring doctor and he listens to his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deana C. – Sep 03, 2019
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My Sinus infection started from about 3 years ago, those 3 years was a literal hell, I had complete loss of smell and loss of taste, I couldn't ever taste the food I was eating. Everyday I would wake up with massive fatigues, I'm not exaggerating a single bit when I say the fatigue and feeling like crap was far worse than a hungover; and that was everyday. My eyes were burning ALL the time like if I had onions next to them 24/7. I had a lot of sinus pressure and nasal congestion which was always stuffed with mucus disabling my ability to breathe thru my nose. I had every sympton at it's most severe state. All that messed up with me emotionally, I started to get depressed, it affected my quality of life completely. Then I had surgery with Dr Ito and it was like a miracle, I was completely better after surgery everything had gone away, I can finally breathe correctly, and I've gotten my life back. He is the absolute best doctor ever!!
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Carlos Lopez in Worcester, MA – Jun 17, 2019
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He is excellent
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Jan 18, 2019
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I have had serious sinus problems and I have seen a few sinus doctors. They told me there was nothing they could do for me because my previous doctor performed surgery on my sinus and removed too much tissue. My family Doctor gave me antibiotic for one week, but it did not help me. I saw Dr. Ito and he helped me a lot. My sinus is getting much better now. I would like to say thank you to him, you really helped my sinus problem!
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Sydney T Nguyen in Worcester, MA – Nov 15, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Christopher Ito, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Worcester, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Health...Read more

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2007
University of Massachusetts

Awards

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Locations

UMass Memorial Medical Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center55 Lake Ave N Worcester, MA 01655
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Health Alliance Hospital Leominster

Leominster, MA
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Umass Memorial Medical Center

Worcester, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

UMass Memorial Medical Center - Hahnemann

Worcester, MA
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus

Worcester, MA
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
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