Dr. Douglas Backous, MD

Dr. Douglas Backous, MD

Neurotology  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Douglas Backous, MD is a neurotology specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurotology.

550 17th Ave Ste 500

Seattle, WA 98122

Contact Information

(206) 320-3278

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Backous performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Otitis Media
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Backous's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Backous "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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurotology

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

55  Conditions Treated

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13  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facelift
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.

Education

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 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
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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Backous' Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backous to family and friends
22 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Backous' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (5)

Great doctor. Explains everything with patience and he is truly knowledgeable in his area!
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AMAZING! On a moments notice, Dr. Backous not only made it possible for me to see him, but the very next morning upon making an appointment request. Words cannot convey how amazing he and his entire staff were to me. Karen, especially went out of her way to make me feel calm about my sudden...more
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Dr. Backous is such a wonderful doctor. He isn't the kind who will hold your hand and make you feel warm and cozy, but he does know his stuff and he is the best doctor in his field. He has operated on my daughter 6 times now and each time he has given me the facts, given me the options, done the...more
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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.
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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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