Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 70

Dr. Patel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

ENT & Sleep Specialists

7235 Hanover Pkwy Ste B Greenbelt, MD 20770

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(301) 441-3122

Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Greenbelt, MD and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Calcutta / B.S. Medical College medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities Doctors Community Hospital and UM Prince George's Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Patel to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Patel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Patel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Patel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 441-3122.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Patel typically treats 79% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
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Dr. Patel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adult Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Biopsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital ENT Surgery
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocautery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Irrigation of Ear
  • Laceration Repair
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Mole Removal
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Disorder Endoscopy
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Posterior Nasal Pack
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Removal of Foreign Body from Ear
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Stitches
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroplasty
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wart Removal

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Dr. Patel accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Alliance Health Care
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maryland Physicians Care
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
One Net
Priority Partners
Tricare
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Patel

3.9

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
70.2127659574468%
(33)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
2 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
1 Star
21.27659574468085%
(10)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (34)
  • Explained conditions well (34)
  • Office environment (34)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
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I did not run into doctor Patel but his Sleep Study staff needs serious improvement. Twice I've had study delayed because of insurance approval not coming in in time for the appointment they scheduled. This seems like something they could work through or not schedule me until approval arrives. For my home study, my batteries were dead which I had to diagnose myself because the machine had absolutely no documentation telling me that the batteries were the issue. Another time, the main sleep professional wasn't in the office and the assistants couldn't get the data off my disk which is odd since I do this all the time. I always feel rushed and never really remembered or cared about in this practice and the above are serious red flags to anybody looking for a sleep "specialist". The few interactions with the actual medical staff were good enough to garner at least 2 stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Santiago – Nov 09, 2020
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Initially, service was great. I now need replacement equipment for my CPAP machine and have not been able to get them. After switching insurances, I was unable to get replacement supplies. I have even switched back to my original insurance company, and I still can't receive my replacement supplies. I have called the office three times over the course of 6 months. Each time, I'm told my supplies will be ordered. To date, I still do not have what I've requested over 6 months ago.
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Joe3rd – Dec 18, 2019
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Visit this office and Dr. Patel and his team ignore my complain and concern and I had to visit another practice who saw the mass that was ignored by Dr. Patel despite me repeating my issue on multiple visits.
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May 21, 2019
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Doesn't want to tackle the real issues. He is not that good.
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Feb 05, 2018
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The Dr was knowledgeable but quite rude and did not take the time to explain the procedures properly. More importantly, he was more interested in the payment part of my septoplasty procedure and said he would refuse to do the procedure if the insurance did not pay the total amount that he wanted and also charged me upfront for the deductible despite being an in-network doctor. Very unprofessional and seemed only interested in making money.
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College Park, MD – Jul 11, 2017
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Uses a newer tonsillectomy technique which healed much faster than what seems to be the norm. He answered all of my questions candidly and was very respectful and friendly. Very obvious that he has a lot of experience with tonsillectomy.
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Neel in Lanham, MD – May 30, 2017
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My first appointment with Dr. Patel was on Tuesday 3/21. After meeting with the doctor, I was very impressed. He is full of knowledge, caring, and friendly. He made certain I had a good understanding of my issue. My appointment started on-time and the office staff was friendly. Dr. Patel is fantastic!
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SGreenleaf in Odenton, MD – Mar 24, 2017
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By far and away the best Dr I've ever had! Knowledgeable, up to date on current ways of treating patients, and great on imparting his wisdom. In 2013, he completed my septoplasty and I haven't felt better! Recently, I had to go back in with post nasal drip and sinus infection that was persisting for months, and with his recommendations I was cured in days. I've never slept or felt better. He is the best!
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Bethesda, MD – Mar 10, 2017
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Although Dr. Patel is knowlegeable in the field, he has very rude/arrogant and unfriendly and heartless staff. They lack compassion, they will not answer your questions or allow you to ask the Doctor even the assisting doctors. Their customer service is zero. They will be the first to threaten to cancel your appointment or hang up the phone on you. I wish there is a way Dr. Patel will find out how his staff chase patients away. I had to find another DR. They do not deserve a star from me.
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U.C in Upper Marlboro, MD – May 24, 2016
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After an initial examination and a hearing test, he took the time to explain that my hearing was just fine and suggested that I speak to my primary care physician about adjusting my high blood pressure medicatiin. His advice mirrored the advice that I had received from two other doctors.
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D. Clark in Upper Marlboro MD – Feb 25, 2016
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Dr. Patel is kind. Please do not see him if you have severe/chronic medical condition for which he is the specialist. He does not like to prescribe antibiotics even when they are needed. His staff is arrogant and unable to listen to what patients have to say.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kanu Patel is an experienced and dedicated otolaryngologist in Greenbelt, MD. He is an expert in minimally-invasive sinus surgery, head and neck surgery,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1973
University of Calcutta / B.S. Medical College
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Patel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Patel frequently treats Sleep-disordered Breathing. See all practice areas where Dr. Patel specializes.

Where is Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD's office located?

Dr. Patel's office is located at 7235 Hanover Pkwy Ste B, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kanaiyalal Patel, MD speak?

Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

ENT & Sleep Specialists

ENT & Sleep Specialists7235 Hanover Pkwy Ste B Greenbelt, MD 20770
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Snoring & Sleep Center

Glenn Dale Sleep Center12150 Annapolis Rd Ste 111 Glenn Dale, MD 20769
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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Doctors Community Hospital

Lanham, MD

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

UM Prince George's Hospital Center

Cheverly, MD

47% Patient experience rating, 22% lower than the national average