Dr. Pavlina P. Suchanova, MD

Dr. Pavlina P. Suchanova, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Female | 40 years old

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Dr. Pavlina Suchanova believes that being a successful physician is a calling, not just a profession. She is a strong communicator and easily connects with both children and adults of all ages, aiming to treat the entire family. Her excellent training and drive for continued learning enables her to treat her patients with the latest techniques and treatment protocols available. She also enjoys being an educator and her patients benefit from her detailed explanations of the clinical problems and treatment options.Read more

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Dr. Pavlina Suchanova was born in the Czech Republic, a proud daughter of a classical pianist mother and a civic...Read more

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in Katy, TX |
Dr. Suchanova is the only ENT specialist in Houston that does the procedure that she does. Other people that have had sinus surgery were in pain for about a week but the procedure that Suchanova does, 1 day of pain. She is meticulous, takes pride in what she does, and aims for nothing less than perfection. My surgery went great. The follow up appointment, the straws (not visible) come out and it is a new world from there. I cannot express in words how great you will feel after that appointment.
in Houston, TX |
Dr Suchanova is nothing short of excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and an expert of her field. She has some of the best bedside manner I have seen in a Dr. I had horrible sinus issues, very crooked septum and turns out a lot of environmental allergies. Had surgery about 2 weeks ago - truly life changing (and that is saying a lot since I am still recovering)...I had no idea how poorly I was breathing prior to surgery. Pain with surgery was very minimal - just hard on energy.
in Katy, TX |
I Have always received excellent care. Dr. Suchanova and her staff are wonderful in providing excellent quality care as well as through explanation and knowledge of procedures. It's like visiting with friends ;)
in Bridge City, TX |
Dr. Suchanova came highly recommended. From my first visit, my care was beyond expectations. Her sinus surgery techniques are innovative and my experience was almost completely pain-free. After seeing several ENTs before her, I would say that she is head and shoulders above them. I would not hesitate for a moment to refer my family and friends to Dr. Suchanova.
in Houston, TX |
I met first time Dr. Suchanova in May 2016. I selected her due multiple positive referenced I found online. At that time I had headaches due a sinusitis and old nose issues. At first visit I realized I met an extremely knowledgeable doctor. She was able to find the underlying issue to my sinus problems and successfully revise my sinus surgery with very minimal pain and no complications. No doubt, she is an amazing doctor and person and I would highly recommend her to everyone I know.
in Katy, TX |
I found Dr Suchanova online and decided to try her after reading so many great reviews. I'm 28, with very bad allergies and my sinuses were ridiculously inflamed when I came to her. I had balloon sinuplasty and septoplasty performed by Dr Suchanova and could not be happier with the results. For the first time that I can remember, I am able to take deep, unrestricted breathes through both nostrils. She is an amazing doctor and person. I will recommend her to everyone I know, no question!
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Suchanova performed surgery to correct my deviated septum. It has made an AMAZING difference. I am no longer getting nasal infections every 4-5 weeks that require me to miss work and life activities. Dr. Suchanova uses very up to date techniques, and my recovery time was about half of the time that I was lead to expect in research on this procedure.
in Katy, TX |
Dr. Suchanova radiates confidence. She tells you exactly what you need to do and shows you test results o support her recommendation, explaining them clearly. She also advises of any possible complications with the recommended procedure(s). Then, she tells you the likelihood of those actually happening when she operates. My thyroidectomy went very smoothly with no complications and a speedy recovery and I am 75 years of age. Her confidence is contagious.
in Baytown,TX |
Hands down one of the best ent doctors any where. She is an amazing doctor and person and would highly recommend her. Don't make a mistake like me and see another doctor first and have a procedure and regret it. Go see Dr. Suchanova first and have no regrets.
in Orange, Tx |
Dr. Suchanova is nothing less than amazing! She was able to fix what a previous ENT specialist messed up. She is extremely knowledgeable, a very talented surgeon, and an all around wonderful doctor. She was able to find the underlying issue to my sinus problems and successfully revise my sinus surgery with very minimal pain and NO complications. You will NOT regret seeking out and making an appointment with Dr. Suchanova. Her talent is undeniable. She can and will solve your problems too.
in Bellville, Texas |
Dr Suchanova in my opinion is a great physician! She not only discovered what other ENTs were unable to diagnose, but completely repaired what the others had totally botched in a previous surgery! After over 20 years of suffering with severe allergic sinusitis I am finally on the road to being completely healed! This physician truly cares about her patients! What an angel sent from God!
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Dr. Pavlina Suchanova was born in the Czech Republic, a proud daughter of a classical pianist mother and a civic engineer father. Following in her mother's footsteps, she initially studied classical piano but she always wanted to pursue medicine. Facing limited educational opportunities in her country, she immigrated into the United States as a teenager, learned English and was accepted at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she earned a BA in anthropology and art history.

She enthusiastically continued in her studies at the University of Michigan Medical School where she also received several commendations for communication skills, bedside manner and The Art of Medicine Award.  During her medical school years, Dr. Suchanova was a very active member of her community and created an anti-smoking campaign for high school students, art therapy projects for hospitalized children, and also helped to organize two medical missions to India and Cuba. She has completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and proudly received the Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award during her training. She is very excited to share her training, skills and enthusiasm with her patients and colleagues at the Houston ENT & Allergy practice.

Dr. Suchanova loves to stay active with swimming and weight lifting, enjoys cooking ethnic cuisines of the world, volunteering in her community and exploring Houston's rich art and music scene.  She is fluent in English, Czech, Slovak and conversational in Spanish.

Dr. Suchanova's Care Philosophy

Dr. Pavlina Suchanova believes that being a successful physician is a calling, not just a profession. She is a strong communicator and easily connects with both children and adults of all ages, aiming to treat the entire family.  Her excellent training and drive for continued learning enables her to treat her patients with the latest techniques and treatment protocols available. She also enjoys being an educator and her patients benefit from her detailed explanations of the clinical problems and treatment options.

Dr. Suchanova says...

I specialize in the treatment of both acute and chronic sinus problems, allergies and nasal obstruction in both adults and children. I am very well trained in both traditional endoscopic sinus surgery and also in-office balloon sinuplasties with an in-office turbinate reduction.

Dr. Suchanova's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otorhinolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Snoring
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vertigo

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Mi Med Sch

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor College Of Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Medicine

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    Wayne State University

    Graduated in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
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