Dr. Lee Akst, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 44
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Dr. Lee Akst, MD
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.

1830 E Monument St 333

Baltimore, MD 21287

Contact Information

(410) 955-5080

Dr. Lee Akst, MD

Dr. Lee Akst, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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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."

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Yale Univ Sch Of Med
    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

Dr. Akst has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akst's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akst to family and friends
5.0
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Dr. Akst's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Akst accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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