Dr. Payam Daneshrad, MD

Dr. Payam Daneshrad, MD

Sinus Surgery  |  
Male  |  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Payam Daneshrad is a board-certified otolaryngologist and a board-eligible facial plastic surgeon. Having graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley and the Tulane University School of Medicine, he received his medical training from the University of Southern California. Currently, Dr. Daneshrad serves as an associate clinical professor at USC. He is also the Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association and for the Loyola Marymount University Athletic Department. Dr. Daneshrad has been published in various medical journals and can be found discussing his philosophy and techniques on both radio and television. His practice focuses on rhinology and facial plastic surgery. His goal is, first and foremost, to use the most effective treatments possible while minimizing surgical pain and the downtime required for recovery. As such, Dr. Daneshrad specializes in packing-less nasal surgery, minimally invasive sinus surgery with the use of stereotactic techniques. He is on the cutting edge of in-office sinus treatment with the use of balloon sinus dilation to treat chronic sinus disease.


1301 20th St Ste 470

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Daneshrad's Experience

Dr. Daneshrad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sinus Surgery
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sinus Surgery
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Nosebleed
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tonsillitis


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Los Angeles Cnty Usc Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Los Angeles Cnty Usc Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Daneshrad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Daneshrad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Daneshrad to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Daneshrad'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 (6)
in Torrance, CA |
I have found my entire experience with Dr. Daneshrad and his office to be wholly positive and reassuring. Since the beginning of my interaction with Dr. Daneshrad I have been impressed with his level of expertise, professionalism and not to mention, his bedside manner. Through every step of the surgical process and post surgical care he has explained everything thoroughly and concisely in a manner that was easy to understand. His office staff is exemplary in their care and professionalism.
Los Angeles, CA |
I have been Dr. Daneshrad's patient for several years now. I am very happy I found him. He is a caring and passionate doctor, as reflected in his care and attention to his patients. He takes the time to listen to questions and concerns, and explains issues very clearly. He makes it a point to make the patient feel she is part of the care and treatment process. I appreciate him and his staff very much.
Redondo Beach, CA |
Dr. Daneshrad and his staff were very informative and helpful, and hopefully he will help me finally solve my ear problems. My only complaint was that my appointment was at 9AM, for which I was on time, but I didn't get seen until closer to 9:45AM. That's the only reason this is a 4 star review instead of a 5.
in Torrance, CA |
Amazing doctor who spends time to listen. I highly recommend!!!
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Daneshrad is a true professional, he is is caring and genuinely concerned in ensuring you receive the best medical care possible. He explains everything in detail and spends time to make sure you understand his findings. I found both Dr. Daneshrad and his staff to be extremely helpful, polite and considerate. Carole was especially helpful. I would without hesitation recommend this practice. Declan Cooper
Redondo beach |
No , I Do Not Recomend Dr Daneshrad !!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Daneshrad accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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