Dr. Paul Manoukian, MD

Dr. Paul Manoukian, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Paul Manoukian, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Carson City, NV and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Tufts University in 1989 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read his story

2874 N Carson St Ste 220

Carson City, NV 89706

Contact Information

(775) 883-7666

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Manoukian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Manoukian "You might say Paul Manoukian started on the path to medicine as a young boy exploring biologic diversity in the rivers and stream of northern Nevada. That interest was further sparked in the high school anatomy and physiology classes he found fascinating. That spark gathered heat watching his brother recover from a life-threatening injury under the care of a talented surgeon. That heat became a flame fanned by a college chemistry professor who stressed the importance of humanism and compassion in the practice of medicine. And that flame spread like wildfire in medical school when Manoukian was introduced to otolaryngology. In other words, Dr. Paul Manoukian was destined to become an ENT doc. After attending the University of Nevada, Reno – where he majored in health science and minored in Romance languages – Manoukian headed east to attend medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He simultaneously earned a master's in administration and management at Harvard University School of Public Health. After college, Manoukian spent a year in Paris at the Sorbonne taking science courses. He then returned to the states to complete his medical residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Manoukian was attracted to the prospect of developing a unique practice from the ground up. He founded Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat in 1995, providing a whole-patient approach to ENT care. More than treating a specific ENT condition or disease, he sees his role as caring for people. Among his areas of expertise are sinus and allergy evaluation and surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and pediatric ear nose and throat. This well respected, well-loved physician was named "Best Specialist" in Carson City by the readers of the Nevada Appeal in 2015. He is also a previous Barton Health "Best Doctor" award recipient. Dr. Manoukian has lived in Carson City since he was six months old. He is fluent in written and spoken Spanish, French and Portuguese. He has enjoyed 30 years of happy marriage to his wife Becky, and together they have three grown children (two economists and an actor). In his free time, Dr. Manoukian enjoys playing guitar, cycling and fresh and saltwater fly fishing."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Manoukian "SNENT offers care for the full range of pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat conditions, including ear and throat infections, head and neck illnesses, sleep apnea, snoring, dizziness, voice, sinus and hearing problems. We specialize in endoscopic sinus surgery and head and neck surgery, including in office balloon sinuplasty. SNENT surgeons are also trained in the art of facial and neck cosmetic surgery. We offer hearing tests and dispense and service hearing aids. SNENT physicians are expertly trained surgeons, as well as clinicians. Each physician has received board certification from the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. In addition to their extensive medical and surgical training, they keep up on the latest ENT developments with continuing education.  We are here to serve your needs. From working with your insurance carrier to get coverage to getting you scheduled quickly at one of our three convenient locations, we are here for you."
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5  Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Sinus Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

101  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


  • Tufts University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Johns Hopkins University Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Johns Hopkins University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Johns Hopkins University Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Manoukian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Manoukian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Manoukian to family and friends
35 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. Manoukian's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

Corrected my deviated septum. This guy is literally "the best" in the business. So fortunate he practices in this area!! He is on many hospital boards, fluent in many languages but selected him because of his ENT skill. My airflow blocked for years...finally saw Dr. M and learned about...more
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I wanted to leave positive comments on Dr. Manoukian. No surprised at all the awards he has one for best specialist and caring physician. He takes the time to carefully listen to all your concerns and goes the extra mile to make sure he orders all the correct tests. I would highly recommend him...more
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I give Dr. Manoukian the strongest and highest recommendation. I saw him for a mass on my neck, he listened carefully to what happened and reviewed the CT scan with me, He described the two most likely diagnoses and scheduled a biopsy - requesting a rush on the results He prepared me for what...more
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Dr. Manoukian is amazing. I took my 3 yr old who was have hearing problems, snoring at night and having a hard time breathing while eating. I was referred to him, diagnosed him and a month later we had tubes placed in ears, Adniods and tonsils removed. The progress my little guy has come is...more
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I recently had surgery to remove my tonsils and adenoids and a enlarged lymph node in my neck. I was referred to Dr. Manoukian for this surgery. I had read some horror stories about severe nerve damage and partial loss of arm movements as a result of the lymph node removal. I am happy to say the...more
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