Dr. Peter Hwang, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Hwang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Stanford University School of Medicine

801 WELCH RD Palo Alto, CA 94304

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(650) 723-5281

Dr. Peter Hwang, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hwang has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Health Care. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hwang to book an appointment.


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Dr. Hwang accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Health Net PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang treats Sinusitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hwang treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hwang treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Allergic Rhinitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Hwang treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang performs Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hwang performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang performs Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Hwang performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hwang performs Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Hwang performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Hwang's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Revision Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Peter Hwang, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Hwang has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions and Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with me...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

Education

1997
University Penn
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University of California-San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1992
University of California-San Francisco
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

  • Best Doctors of America, 2007
  • Best Doctors of America, 2006
  • Best Doctors of America, 2008
  • Best Doctors of America, 2005
  • Best Doctors of America, 2011
  • Best Doctors of America, 2009
  • Best Doctors of America, 2004
  • Best Doctors of America, 2010

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Locations

Stanford University School of Medicine

University School of Medicine Stanford801 WELCH RD Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

Stanford Health Care

Stanford, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)