Dr. Lee Akst, MD

Dr. Lee Akst, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Lee Akst, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from YALE UNIV SCH OF MED in 1999 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

1830 E Monument St 333

Baltimore, MD 21287

Contact Information

(410) 955-5080

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthLink
  • Humana

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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laryngeal Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Akst's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Akst "A member of the American Academy of Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Akst serves on national committees focused on Voice and also on Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology Education. He also is an active member of the American Laryngological Association and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association. Some of Dr. Aksts research interests mirror his educational mission, as an area of study includes the teaching of laryngology to residents. Other research interests include development of robotic laryngeal surgery, study of voice and swallowing outcomes following neuro-otologic skull base procedures, and the use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease. Research interests include: Treatment of vocal fold scar; Functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury; Use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease; Voice and swallowing outcomes of neuro-otologic skull base procedures; Robotic laryngeal surgery."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akst "Dr. Lee Akst specializes in treatment of diseases of the larynx (voicebox), with particular emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders. He is a leader in the performance of office-based procedures such as vocal fold injection medialization, pulsed KTP laser treatment and pharyngeal pH probes. Pulsed laser use in the operating room is another focus of his practice, allowing for sub-specialty care of laryngeal papilloma, laryngeal dysplasia, and early vocal cord cancers while preserving voice quality."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

71  Conditions Treated

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11  Procedures

  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

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0 Sanctions

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    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Lee Akst, MD
I have never had a better experience with any other doctor. Dr. Akst is thorough, competent, knowledgeable, and personable. He interacts with the patient with genuine respect and concern for their best outcome. I have to make a 12 hour round trip and incur the cost of lodging just to see him. It is...Read More
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