Dr. Robert Pettis, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Robert Pettis, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Irvine, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pettis to book an appointment.

Dr. Pettis

Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery

16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 310 Irvine, CA 92618
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pettis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Ache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettis treats Ear Ache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pettis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettis treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pettis treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettis treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pettis treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pettis' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(949) 715-0500

Dr. Pettis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
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UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
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GEHA
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MultiPlan
Mutual of Omaha
Optima Health
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Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Pettis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pettis

3.9

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
67.6470588235294%
(23)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(2)
1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(8)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (25)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (25)
  • Explained conditions well (24)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
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I have had two different surgeries w/Dr.Pettis. One was pretty major and required that I be in the hospital for several days and the other was an in-office sinus procedure that enabled me to breathe again! What a GREAT doc! He saved my life - literally! - on a very difficult procedure that took almost 5 hours (on his feet!). Dr.Pettis has the kindest approach you would ever want in any doctor - but especially in a surgeon - you KNOW that you picked the right doc! I am very grateful to Dr.Pettis and his caring team. They together make it possible for him to be the VERY BEST SURGEON! Thank you, Dr.Pettis!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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KatAnn – Feb 09, 2020
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Worst doctors office we have ever been too. The office staff is very rude and obnoxious. They are not willing to work with their patients and insurance companies. They don’t send any statements to notify of payment balance. The bill you get is after they have sent you to collections. When I called to office to discuss this the person who I spoke to took a week to return my call. And was awfully rude over the phone. When I tried to tell her I wanted to pay my bill and that I didn’t receive any payment notice beforehand she went on and tried to give me a lecture. On the collections notice it says to call the Dr office to make payment with in 30 days after 30 days to contact collection agency. Very unprofessional and rude. All I wanted was to take care of my bill.
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Karina Fawzy – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr.Pettis is one of the most intelligent AND helpful MD’s that I have ever visited. LOVE this doc as he literally, saved my life with surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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CA Beach Girl – Aug 24, 2019
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Dr Pettis solved my sinus infection. He was pleasant. Scheduled a procedure & put $100 deposit required. Was told if I had to cancel it had to be before two weeks. I did have to cancel because of another surgery. Office would not return my deposit. After registered letters and many, many phone calls and a month later, no response. Will never trust him or his staff, especially Accounting staff again. Poor business practice.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Jun 11, 2019
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Dr. Pettis was amazing. My daughter is in college and fit us in to remove her tonsils. He’s bedside manner is professional yet he really cares about his patient.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan B in Laguna Beach, CA – Jun 15, 2018
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Doctor Pettis provided excellent comprehensive treatment where other doctors were unable to address my issues. I would recommend him to anyone who suffers from tinnitus, sinus and ear problems that others have not been able to cure
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Linda Neimeister in Newport Coast, CA – Apr 19, 2018
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While the office was accommodating in providing me a timely appointment,.... - They changed my appointment time without calling to make the change - When I presented for my later in the day appointment (I returned the same day) they indicated they had tried to contact me - they inverted one of my phone numbers and were unable to reach me - They did not verify the MD was in plan until a couple of hours before my appointment - Dr. Pettis was not a contract provider with my PPO insurance carrier.
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What could be improved
No results
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Irvine, CA – Oct 26, 2017
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Kathy in Irvine, CA – Sep 12, 2017
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Dr. Pettis is nice, kind and caring.
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Audrey in Huntington Beach, CA – Dec 12, 2016
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Dr. Pettis is an excellent doctor.
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LC in Irvine, CA – Nov 04, 2016
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I like Dr Pettis but the office staff is THE worst which have ruined my relationship. Found another ENT
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Laguna Beach, CA – Nov 01, 2016
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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.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Oct 19, 2016
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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.
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Dr. L in Laguna Beach, CA – Jun 10, 2016
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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!
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Ms. Lupe Grajeda in San Pedro, CA – Apr 20, 2016
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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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Orange County, CA – Mar 10, 2016
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About Me

Biography

We provide comprehensive medical and surgical ear, nose and throat care for adults and children. Our in-office services include balloon sinuplasty...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1993
UCLA Sch Of Public Health

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Robert Pettis, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pettis has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Robert Pettis, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Robert Pettis, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Robert Pettis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pettis frequently treats Ear Ache, Earwax Buildup, and Chronic Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pettis treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Pettis, MD's office located?

Dr. Pettis' office is located at 16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 310, Irvine, CA 92618. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert Pettis, MD speak?

Dr. Pettis speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery

Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 310 Irvine, CA 92618
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Pettis is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Long Beach, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received