Dr. Ryan Neilan, MD

Dr. Ryan Neilan, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 35
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Dr. Ryan Neilan, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Shenandoah, TX. He is 35 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Read his story

9301 Pinecroft Dr Ste 150

Shenandoah, TX 77380

Contact Information

(281) 362-1368

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Neilan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Neilan "Dr. Ryan E. Neilan attended The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with Honors while obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology in just three years. He then went on to graduate Valedictorian at The University of Texas Medical Branch receiving his Medical Doctorate with Highest Honors, as well as various other academic awards. Dr. Neilan is a Mavis P. Kelsey Scholar, awarded for medical excellence. He is the current Chairman of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. He completed his Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is the recipient of a William P. Potsic Award from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; and is an author in many scientific publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Neilan is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of both the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the American Rhinologic Society, where he holds several committee positions. Dr. Neilan sits nationally on the "Rhinology and Paranasal Sinuses Committee" for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Neilan is a former Clinical Instructor for the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern. He has been honored as a Vitals "Top 10 Doctor", and received both the "Patients' Choice Award" and "Compassionate Doctor Recognition". Clinically he sees the breadth of general Otolaryngology, with a particular interest in Rhinology/Allergy/Endoscopic Sinonasal Surgery as well as Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Neilan cares for adults and children at both of our Woodlands locations."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Neilan "Dr. Neilan is passionate about using his extensive fund of knowledge and surgical expertise along with his patient's own goals and expectations to provide the best possible indivdualized treatment plan. "


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • 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 Texas.

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.


  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Neilan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Neilan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Neilan to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Neilan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Spring, TX |
Friendly, professional and efficient.
The Woodlands, TX |
Very Knowledgable, great bedside manner.
in The Woodlands, TX |
I have been a patient of Dr. Ryan Neilan for the past year for sinusitis and allergies and after suffering for a long time with chronic sinus infection I finally decided to do the sinus surgery and I couldn't be more happy with the results. I can finally breath again. Dr. Ryan Neilan is a excellent surgeon very friendly, very knowledgeable and very professional. Thank you Dr. Neilan for the excellent care I have received from you and your very friendly staff.
in The Woodlands, TX |
Dr. Neilan is a nice guy when things go well, but if there are complications, he hides. I had several issues including pronounced hearing loss, severe pain and bleeding following placement of ear tubes, yet he did not return phone calls nor work me in to his appointment schedule when requested. I saw him a week after surgery, and when asked why I still couldn't hear and why my ear was bleeding, he just shrugged his shoulders and said, I don't know. I will not return.
in Tomball, TX |
Dr. Neilan did a great job in the correct diagnosis, timely treatment and surgical correction of all of the issues I came to him with. His bed side manor is superb and never seemed as though he was rushed when I was in his office for appointments. His resume is very impressive and his skill as an MD and surgeon far surpass that. I would highly recommend him to all of my family and friends. Thanks Dr. Neilan great job! You know you can trust a man who wears a nice set of cowboy boots to the OR!
in Spring, TX |
Awesome. Dr. Neilan quickly found my problem, and developed a treatment plan that is working very well. He is the first of 5 Doctors that actually treated my problem, not just the symptoms
in Woodlands, TX |
Dr Neilan is a confident, knowledgeable and very approachable doctor. Having a doctor calling you personally after surgery is not common and I really appreciated the differentiated approach. I'd highly recommend Dr. Neilan to family and friends.
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Dr. Neilan accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Neilan has admitting privileges

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital
17200 St Lukes Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
9250 Pinecroft Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77380
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