Dr. Douglas D. Backous, MD

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Neurotology | Male

550 17th Ave Ste 500, Seattle, WA 98122 Get Directions
(204) 320-4488

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I work very hard to understand each individual patient and their medical issue before working with them to plan the most appropriated intervention plan to improve their quality of life. Our Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery allows me access to the latest technology to bring optimized clinical and surgical results to patients who often times have very comlicated problems. I also remind myself daily that patients are people first and strive to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.Read more

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based on 19 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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in Lynnwood, WA |
I had conductive hearing loss that was starting to get really bad. Dr. Backous came recommended and he was excellent. I had concerns about surgery but he put me at ease. He performed a Stapedectomy and the results changed my life for the better.
in Seattle, WA |
Dr. Backous successfully removed a cholesteatoma from my ear, reconstructing the ear canal and inserting a titanium implant. Three months post operative hearing results showed a 45% increase in hearing.
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Specialties

  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

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  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Wound Repair

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1997

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Visiting Professor, Royal College of Medicine, UK, 2011
    • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
    • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2000, 2005
    • America's Best Doctors, 2007-11
    • Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, 2010
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  • Media & Publications
    • Assesment of individuals suspected or diagnosed with central auditory processing disorder: a medical perspective, 2006
    • Evaluation and management of conductive hearing loss, 2010
    • Reports form the 12th Symposium on cochlear implants in children., 2010
    • Facial Nerve Grading Grading System 2.0, 2009
    • International classification of reliability for implanted cochlear implant receiver stimulators., 2010
    • Techniques for cochlear implant electrode placement in the ossified cochlea., 2010
    • Intracranial concerns in lateral skull base surgery, 2007
    • Guiding patients through the choices for treating vestibualr schwannomas: balancing options and ensuring informed consent., 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Neurotology
  • Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Backous' Care Philosophy

I work very hard to understand each individual patient and their medical issue before working with them to plan the most appropriated intervention plan to improve their quality of life. Our Center for Hearing and Skull Base Surgery allows me access to the latest technology to bring optimized clinical and surgical results to patients who often times have very comlicated problems. I also remind myself daily that patients are people first and strive to treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.