Dr. Robert Pettis, MD

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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery | Male

Dr. Robert Pettis, MD
We provide comprehensive medical and surgical ear, nose and throat care for adults and children. Our in-office services include balloon sinuplasty to immediately relieve sinusitis, CT scans of the ears and sinuses, as well as allergy testing and immunotherapy. We also offer complete state-of-the-art hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings with our Doctor of Audiology. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Newport Beach, Mission Hospital, CHOC Children's Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Hospital. We focus on individualized care and on developing trusting relationships with our patients. We never rush an appointment and we empower our patients with full understanding of each diagnosis. We look forward to meeting you!

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based on 27 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Pettis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Pettis was my surgeon for thyroid cancer. I highly recommend him. He did a great job on my surgery and got all the cancer with clean margins. He checked on me frequently after the surgery. He answered all my questions and was gentle and kind. He followed up on everything, from my lab work to coordinating everything with my endocrinologist. He's a wonderful doctor and surgeon.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr. Pettis is nice, kind and caring.
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Pettis is an excellent doctor.
Laguna Beach, CA |
I like Dr Pettis but the office staff is THE worst which have ruined my relationship. Found another ENT
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
Dr. Pettis takes his time with his patients. He is thorough and explains everything so you have a good understanding of the procedure. We are very pleased with his office.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr. Pettis literally, recently saved my life with a very difficult surgery on a massive thyroid tumor that I had, that reached internally, inside my chest. No matter how serious, you KNOW that you are in the hands of one of the best MD's that I have ever met as he takes the time to answer questions and explains exactly what the options/outcomes may be! He is practical, yet so cutting-edge, that you know that you will have the best care possible. I trust his judgement and highly recommend him.
in Laguna Beach, CA |
Rating : As good as it gets! Pt. of Dr. Pettis the past two years. Comfortable and relaxed office environment; polite and attentive front and back office staff; minimal waiting time for consultation; and allows as much time as necessary in the office visit. Dr. Pettis performed ballon sinuplasty due to chronic sinus inflammation and congestion. The in office treatment was competed in about one hour with minimal discomfort. Surgery results are excellent four months post-treatment. Dr.
in San Pedro, CA |
My adult son was recently treated by Dr. Pettis for severe obstructive sleep apnea. We have been to many doctors who were unable to help my son. Dr. Pettis, however, very quickly diagnosed the problem and arranged for a cpap machine to be used at home. He impressed upon my son that he must use the mask and machine every single night in order to breathe correctly and not damage his heart. Dr. Pettis is a caring, take charge doctor who goes above and beyond to benefit his patients. Superb!
Orange County, CA |
Dr is really down to earth, you will not feel rushed. The office staff have ruined this relationship for me... Nice up front, but the not sincere or concerned for your time, or well being. Urgent calls to doctor go unanswered, request for changes in patient care, or insurance authorizations are ignored. Had to find a new ENT, shame... he is real nice.
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We provide comprehensive medical and surgical ear, nose and throat care for adults and children. Our in-office services include balloon sinuplasty to immediately relieve sinusitis, CT scans of the ears and sinuses, as well as allergy testing and immunotherapy. We also offer complete state-of-the-art hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings with our Doctor of Audiology. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Newport Beach, Mission Hospital, CHOC Children's Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Hospital.

We focus on individualized care and on developing trusting relationships with our patients. We never rush an appointment and we empower our patients with full understanding of each diagnosis. We look forward to meeting you!

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    UCLA

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 1990

  • Other Education
    UCLA Sch Of Public Health

    Completed in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • 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 Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair