Dr. Michael J. Hickham, MD

Dr. Michael J. Hickham, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 49 years old

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Dr. Hickham specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat and practices in Metairie, LA. He practices at 1 location.

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in Slidell, LA |
Your will never find a more brilliant, caring and compassionate doctor than Dr. Hickham. He is truly a very exceptional doctor who is very dedicated to giving outstanding treatment to his patients. He will spend as much time as needed and patiently answer all your questions. I had been misdiagnosed by several very well-qualified doctors before going to Dr. Hickham. Dr. Hickham was able to quickly and correctly diagnose my very rare problem. Thank you Dr. Hickham for saving my life.
in New Orleans, LA |
I have gone to Dr Hickham for sinuses. He always took the time to sit with me and answer any questions. I broke my nose recently in an accident and messed up my face pretty bad. He helped me get back to normal, treated me for my nose and connected me to further practitioners to assist with other specialties. He is a brilliant physician who really cares about his patients. He also performed surgery on my father, and our family wouldn't go to anyone else but Dr. Hickham!
in Marrero, LA |
Dr. HICKHAM is more about what He can sell you and what extreme and unnecessary procedures He can he do! Very disappointed and would not recommend!!!
in New Orleans, LA |
Excellent surgeon! My son's pediatrician recommended Dr. Hickham because of complications due to a minor deformity in his ear. Problem was permanently solved with surgery. Dr. Hickham was so patient - my 3 year old actually loves to see Dr. Hickham and gives him a big hug on our follow up visits!
in Plano, tx |
Dr.Hickham treated me for my vocal cords and was amazing! I have been dealing with this issue for yers and have been to multiple doctors. He was the only one who figured it out and was also super kind. Thanks doc!!!
in Metairie la |
He is an extroardinariy compassionate and brilliant doctor. He took the time to really try to understand what my problem was. He recommended balloon sinuplasty for my chronic sinus infections. It was an easy procedure that he did in the office. It changed my life! I no longer have to live with continual sinus infections. I can breath better than ever! I would highly recommend him!
in new orleans, orleans |
What a wonderful doctor! His staff was Very friendly and accommodating. He spent plenty of time me and could not have been nicer to my family. I highly recommend him!
in Slaughter, LA |
Dr. Hickham was the most compassionate physician I've ever encountered. He took the time to explain my condition to me and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
in Metairie, LA |
Last visit Dr. Hickman recommended surgery. This is what I got for the billed $188: a long wait to get this recommendation; I had to go to a desk computer for a look-see of the ct-scan; overly aggressive recommendation for a 65-year old; and, a failure to correctly explain surgery insurance costs/coverage -I did all the work, discovered that this practice was not atier 1 provider- it would have cost well over what my insurance (including Medicare) would EVER pay. Very disappointed!
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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Allergy & Immunology, Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane University Hospital and Clinics

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Louisiana State University

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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