Dr. Ryan Ridley, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Ryan Ridley, MD
Dr. Ryan Ridley was raised in the military city of Fayetteville, NC as the son of an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. In 2002, he completed a Bachelors Degree in Biology at Howard University in our nation's capital of Washington, DC. After completing his undergraduate studies, Ryan attended The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) for medical school from which he graduated in 2006. Ryan fell in love with Texas and decided to remain at UTMB to complete a residency in Otolaryngology. Once his residency training was complete, Ryan was chosen to complete a fellowship in Otology at the prestigious Silverstein Institute in Sarasota, FL. Ryan is board certified in Otolaryngology and fellowship trained in Otology/Neurotology. Ryan is happily married to his beautiful wife Tricia and is the proud father of two children: his daughter, Ava, and his son, Gavin. Personally, Ryan considers himself to be a family man at heart and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He loves traveling the world with his wife. Tahiti, Thailand, and Spain are just a few of the stamps on their passports!

16545 Southwest Fwy Ste 100

Sugar Land, TX 77479

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Dr. Ryan Ridley, MD

Dr. Ryan Ridley, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Ear Disorders
more than 86% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 84% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 83% of peers

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule


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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)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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.


  • Howard University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • The Silverstein Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ridley has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ridley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ridley to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (26 with comments)
Dr. Ridley'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 (26)
in Missouri City, TX |
Dr. Ryan Ridley is one of the most caring, knowledgeable, physicians I have ever encountered! He explains everything thoroughly in layman's terms so that you can understand, he actually really listens to you, you don't feel rushed. I left his office feeling uplifted and blessed. He should teach a class on "bedside manner". He is extra special and I will recommend him to any and everybody!
Pflugerville, TX |
Dr Ridley was very personable and spent a good amount of time with me to resolve my issue.
Rosenberg, TX |
Dr Ridley was recommended to me by friends and neighbors. They were correct, I've found a great ENT. It was my first visit but not my last. I found him to be comforting, personable, and highly knowledgeable.
Sugar Land |
He gave me a clear and detailed explanation of the illness, No delay in treatment
Sugar Land, TX |
Takes time to communicate with you about your issue, Friendly comfortable office and staff.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Ridley amazed me with his bedside manner. He made me and my child feel very welcomed. He was extremely knowledgeable and patient. He made the visit fun, but handled business at the same time. I was very grateful for his kindness.
in Richmond, TX |
I would highly recommend Dr. Ridley, which I have already, as being extremely professional, kind & gentle - as I was apprehensive due to a bad experience a couple of years ago at a different office. I want to thank him & his staff.
in Fulshear, TX |
Great manner, knowledge and skill. Makes the issue clear and what he is doing to correct it and any preventative measures that could prevent the issue from coming back.
Houston, TX |
Very attentive sincere care about my needs.
I have a complicated inner ear malfunction. From the first appointment with Dr Ridley, I knew I had the correct physician. He has explained my treatments, gave me options and hope. He listens and I never feel rushed. He is the type of physician you want. MJP
in Sugarland,Tx |
I have more hearing in my left ear after seeing Dr Ridley than any of the other 2 ENT'S...just was more concerned and willing to help with compassion.
in Sugar Land, TX |
I found Dr. Ridley and his staff to be exceptional Dr Ridley was very articulate, analytical and skilled in treating my vertigo. He was an excellent blend of strong interpersonal skills and highly competent technician. He took exactly the right amount of time with me and delegated appropriately to his staff so that his time was used wisely. I also appreciated that his assistant, the receptionist and the lady who checked me out were all thorough, competent and compassionate. First class!
in Stafford, TX |
Dr. Ridley was prompt, thorough, friendly, engaging, and very competent. I have mentioned to some associates what a good experience I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Ridley.
Stafford, TX |
Arrived at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm appointment. Waited until 3:15pm and still had not been called. Went to the desk to inquire as I had not been called and did not expect to be at the office for an hour without being seen. The front desk attendant called back to the doctor who told her to tell me it would be at least another 30 minutes before I would be called back. An hour and a half wait is completely unacceptable. If you cannot keep up with your appointments, do not book them.
Spring, TX |
This is a doctor who cares and truly loves what he does. He is very thorough and his 'bedside' manner is great. My son Logan truly loves this doctor and I drive an hour just to see him. If you need an ENT who will be honest, listen and truly take the time with you he needs, this is you guy.
Sugar Land, TX |
I trust Dr. Ridley advise, and given the frequency of my ear conditions, and his knowledge and skill of alleviateing it, that is saying a lot. He has surgeon hands, so much so that I also sent my infant daughter to him. Getting an appointment can be difficult - but he is worth the wait... if I or my children required surgery he is the ONLY doctor I would trust.
Sugar Land, TX |
I had a great experience with Dr Ridley. Lots of follow through. Personable and caring....took the time to explain what i needed to know.
in Pearland, TX |
Dr. Ridely has been an amazing doctor to our son. My son is a very special patient, and Dr. Ridley is one of the only doctors who has taken the time to help us and listen to our needs.
in Sugarland Tx |
I am extremely blessed in having Dr Ridley as my doctor! He listens to all my concerns and explains "EVERYTHING" Dr Ridleys nurse is so kind and caring?? The entire office is "GREAT"
Missouri City, TX |
Very friendly and personable. Just didn't like the long wait.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Ridley is a caring professional he explains to you in terms that you can understand. I recommended him to family and friends
in The woodlands tx |
Dr Ridley is amazing. Super nice and attentive to what is best for our daughter... very good doctor!
Missouri City, TX |
Friendly, knowleadgable, and approachable.
Humble, TX |
Extremely pleasant Doctor. Explained everything well and we didnt feel rushed.
in Stafford, TX |
Dr. Ridley is very good!! Bed side manners excellent!!! Very much keen to Patients health and concerns. Will get to the root of your health problems. I highly recommend 100%!!!
Houston, TX |
Dr. Ridley took his time to explain my condition with me. He was very clear and patient with my examination. I loved his bedside manners and would highly recommend Dr. Ridley.
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  • Aetna
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    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ridley has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest
7600 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074
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