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Dr. Taha Shipchandler, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 43

  
Dr. Shipchandler
11725 Illinois St Carmel, IN 46032
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Dr. Taha Shipchandler, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Carmel, IN. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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Dr. Shipchandler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Shipchandler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bell's Palsy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shipchandler treats Bell's Palsy more than 100% of his peers

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

Head and Neck Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shipchandler performs Head and Neck Surgery more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Shipchandler performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Deviated Septum
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shipchandler treats Deviated Septum more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Shipchandler treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Shipchandler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Shipchandler's Reviews

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3.5

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I want to update my review. Dr. Taha Shipchandler removed the metal plate. The first couple of days of post op narcotic helped greatly with nerve pain. When that ended, irritation returned. However. I do have a mixed paralysis and irritated nerve, not due to this doctor, but due to the surgery before. I believe this doctor did his best with a situation that was created before him. I still would go through the surgery again. On the septoplasty part, I have had three in my life and this one had the easiest recovery. In summary, Dr. Shipchandler took a bad situation and tried to make it better. The nerve is not touching a metal plate anymore. Time will tell what my final outcome will bebut this surgeon did his best and I strongly believe he's excellent.
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Dr.Shipchandler is wonderful!! I am shocked to see some of negative reviews! He is the #1 plastic surgeon in Indiana! He reconstructed my nose and put stints in.. due to a collapsed valve and a lot of other stuff wrong with my nose. Him and Dr. Ting did my surgery together..Dr. Ting reconstructed my sinuses.. They are a great team! I haven't been able to breathe good for years.. And since my surgery I am finally feeling more normal and feels so good to breathe right again! Him & staff are great!
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Dr S - arrogant, cold, rigid. His words “never too many questions”, until you ask them. Met with him 3 times to understand procedure (functional/cosmetic), Had 3 previous failed attempts (septoplasty). Dr S is also plastic surgeon- thought he could fix bump from previous ones. Sent him reports from other Drs and he said it made no difference. He then accused me of being emotional- I challenged him and he didn’t like it. Wasted 3 months of back and forth. Don’t do it!
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I had an eye lift and facelift. The tests are amazing! I credit the best practices of Dr. Shipchandler. I didn't take one painkiller, no ice applications, and little bruising. No more turkey goblet neck! Very very pleased.
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Waited over an hour to be seen, phone calls not returned promptly- overall subpar treatment at best
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Referred to Dr Shipchandler from VA med center as a follow up visit from Surgery at R. Roudebush VA Medl Hospital in Indianapolis. Date of service 10/30/2014. The office visit was short & bill for looking into my nose with a small scope was $1,642.00 Service with Dr Shipchandler rushed, overpriced and instead of billing VA like they were suppose to, they billed my insurance on record (info from unrelated visit). They wouldn't fix it.100% VA disability coverage and I got stuck with bill.
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Absolutely awful! If I could give negative stars, I would. I just now paid off bills from 2014 for Dr. Shipchandler. He charged me almost $2000 for an in office procedure which he billed as surgery without even asking/telling me!!! He, in my opinion, doesn't care about his patients...only his bottom line.
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Biography

Dr. Taha Shipchandler, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Carmel, IN. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average