Dr. Robert Pettis, MD

Dr. Robert Pettis, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(28)
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Dr. Robert Pettis, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery doctor who practices in Irvine, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Read his story

16100 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 310

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

(949) 715-0500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • 9 More

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Ear Ache
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more than 99% of peers
Laryngitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Pettis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pettis "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 Hearing Specialist. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Newport Beach, UCLA Medical Center, 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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Specialties

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

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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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
  • 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
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • 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
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue 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

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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.

Education

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • UCLA Sch Of Public Health
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pettis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pettis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pettis to family and friends
4.0
based on 28 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Pettis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Irvine, CA |
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.
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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Dr. Pettis accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Optima Health
  • Principal Life
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Pettis has admitting privileges

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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