Dr. Kenneth Altman, MD

Dr. Kenneth Altman, MD

Laryngology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
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Dr. Kenneth Altman, MD is a laryngology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Duke University in 1984 and specializes in laryngology, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read his story

7200 Cambridge St # 9B

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Altman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Altman "Dr. Kenneth Altman has now joined Baylor College of Medicine as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and directs the Institute for Voice and Swallowing where he is championing interdisciplinary approaches to voice problems, dysphagia, and chronic cough."
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Specialties

  • Laryngology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis-Like Cough
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia, Chronic Spasmodic
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cleft
  • Laryngeal Nerve Palsy
  • Laryngeal Spasm
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Neck Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sore Throat
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Cord Thickening
  • Vocal Fold Scarring
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Vocal Papilloma
  • Voice Disorders

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Repair
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trachelectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Voice Assessment
  • Voice Disorders Diagnosis
  • Voice Disorders Treatment
  • Voice Rehabilitation Surgery
  • Voice Rest
  • Voice Restoration Surgery
  • Voice Surgery
  • Voice Therapy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Duke University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Duke Univesity PHD
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Altman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Altman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Altman to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Altman's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

There are very few doctors like Dr. Altman. He is an amazing physician and diagnostician, and he has a heart! He truly cares about his patients and I haven't found that very often. My husband was a 9/11 Rescue Worker and had a rare issue with larynx spasm that would cause him to pass out. It...more
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