Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD

Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 45

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Shah has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Valley Medical Center and UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shah to book an appointment.

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ENT Associates at UW Medical Center - Northwest

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(425) 523-1148
ENT Associates at UW Medical Center - Northwest1536 N 115th St Ste 340 Seattle, WA 98133
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Shah's Reviews

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4.2

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I am 77, with a long history of sinus issues since I was 30. Through the years I have had many ENT doctors and Dr Shah is the absolute finest ENT doctor I have ever had. He is caring. He listens. He tries so hard to help me with my sinus issues. I deeply appreciate his excellent medical care. Ruth Johnson
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ruth Johnson – Jan 10, 2021
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Dr. Shah is terrific. He was thoughtful and thorough resolving my sinus problems.
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May 01, 2019
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Dr. Shah is a very warm, gentle and knowledgeable ENT. I have been to many ENT's over the years and he is an expert in his field. Dr. Shah does not stick things in your ear or cause pain like many ENT's who just start poking instruments in your ear. Dr. Shah explains what his plan is for you and what he is going to do BEFORE he does it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 10, 2018
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Finally found a dr who actually cares about my concerns. I've been battling major headaches for years and every dr kept telling me I was depressed and wanted me on heavy meds, for the record I am not depressed. Dr shah actually examined me and explained that I had blocked sinuses and some small surgery and sprays could help. And well he was correct! I feel normal again because he took the time to listen to me. Amazing dr that is very knowledgable. Can't speak highly enough!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Kristi in Northgate, wa – Sep 17, 2016
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If I could give negative stars I would. I had a thyroidectomy done by Dr. Nilesh Shah and I kept telling him it wasn't healing well and he dismissed my concerns over and over. I am now left with a deformed neck and it even affects my swallowing ability. He also takes no responsibility and tried to say it was all in my head ...
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Seattle, WA – Aug 03, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shah

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shah treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shah treats other conditions, please contact the office at (206) 668-2525.

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. Shah is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sinusitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Laryngitis
Acute Laryngitis
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Dr. Shah's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Seattle, WA. Dr. Shah has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Board Certified On Otolaryngologic Allergy By Aaoa
2009
New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
2005
St. Vincent's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1998
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (425) 523-1148, and for other questions, call (206) 668-2525.

Does Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shah's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shah frequently treats Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Shah specializes.

Where is Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD's office located?

Dr. Shah's office is located at 1536 N 115th St Ste 340, Seattle, WA 98133. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shah is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Valley Medical Center

Renton, WA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital

Seattle, WA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received