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Dr. Robert Pettis, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Pettis

Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery

16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 310 Irvine, CA 92618

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Dr. Robert Pettis, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Pettis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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

Chronic Sinusitis
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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

Dizziness
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettis treats Dizziness more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pettis treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Pettis' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • 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

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 to immediately relieve sinusitis, CT scans of the ears and sinuses, as well as allergy testing and immu...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

2005
UCLA
Residency Hospital
2001
UCLA
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
UCLA Sch of Public Health
1990
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
2005
2001
1999
1993
1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Pettis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pettis

3.9

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
68.75%
(22)
4 Stars
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(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(2)
1 Star
21.875%
(7)

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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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.
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Dr. Pettis is nice, kind and caring.
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Dr. Pettis is an excellent doctor.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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