Dr. Thomas Kaniff, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMale

Dr. Thomas Kaniff, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola U, School of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy General Hospital and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kaniff to book an appointment.

Dr. Kaniff

Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center

631 Fulton Ave Sacramento, CA 95825
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kaniff's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Oral Cancer Screening
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Dr. Kaniff performs Oral Cancer Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kaniff performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
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Dr. Kaniff performs Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kaniff performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Carotid Ultrasound
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaniff performs Carotid Ultrasound more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kaniff performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kaniff's conditions and procedures:

  • Aging Face
  • Audiometry
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chin Implant
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Double Chin
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facelift
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Hearing Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Small Chin
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

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(916) 480-9080

Dr. Kaniff accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kaniff's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaniff

4.6

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr Kaniff is a doctor who did not know the latest medical news on how fillers can be adversely affected by a vaccine. And that, plus his poor injection technique led me to have an adverse immune reaction to the fillers he gave me. He continued to treat me despite not knowing what he was doing after. He never reported my case to Allergen despite protocols to do so. And he was extremely abusive after things went awry. He tried to blame me and others for his mistakes. I am forever traumatized by his lack of expertise, his abusive bedside manners, and the damage that has occurred to my face as a result. Do not let him near your face with a needle.
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Joelle – Oct 29, 2021
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Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Kaniff was informative and easy to talk to, thouroughly answered all my questions and great results with my results.
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Feb 05, 2021
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I had a rhinoplasty done a few months ago. The entire staff is professional, kind and very accommodating. I met with 2 other plastic surgeons before seeing Dr. Kaniff. I knew the moment I met Dr. Kaniff that he was the doctor I wanted to perform this very important surgery on me. The results are beyond what I expected. He did the most amazing job. I highly recommend anyone who is thinking about getting their nose done to meet with Dr. Kaniff. 125% happy, ecstatic, thrilled patient.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sheena in Carmichael, CA – Jan 24, 2020
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I have already recommended Dr. Kaniff to friends.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Woodbridge , CA – Nov 27, 2019
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I'm beyond happy best rhinoplasty and facial Dr in Sacramento by far I'm extremely happy thank you Dr kaniff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jessica p – Nov 06, 2019
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Filler and dysport is was amazing everyone here so professional and courteous
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May 16, 2019
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I had a facelift with fat transfer and had nose reconstruction about 6 months ago. My face continues to look better and fuller as time passes. I am very happy with the results of all of the procedures. Dr Kaniff and his staff were professional and friendly, and addressed my questions fully.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Irene – Jan 31, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Kaniff for almost a year.I had a complete face lift and the results are Wow, Wow, Wow!!! He is amazing as is his staff. This procedure was painles for me although I am certain that Dr. Kaniff worked very hard that day. Worth every penny. My family loves it too. Feeling sassy and looking much younger! Jane
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jane Weakley in none, CA – Aug 24, 2018
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I am relieved to have found a Doctor who understands my needs . Thank you so much Dr. K and staff for a wonderful experience with surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Ingram in Sacramento, CA – May 25, 2018
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I have thought about having my nose done for a while and I am so thrilled I chose Dr. Kaniff. A lot of my friends referred him to me and they think my nose looks amazing! Thank you for everything!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A. Bowman in Sacramento, CA – May 23, 2018
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My results have always been great and I have already referred a few family members here!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alyson L. in Sacramento, CA – May 22, 2018
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Love my results, he answered all of my questions thoroughly and I am glad i found a Doctor I can trust!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Reggie Mccoy in Sacramento, CA – May 20, 2018
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Been coming here for years and always leave happy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A. Huynh in Sacramento, CA – May 18, 2018
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I have been coming to Dr. Kaniff for 5 years now and have always had an enjoyable experience. I am never rushed and I really like how I am rebooked as I am being checked out. I never have to wait to get back in so thanks for doing this. Excellent Doctor and excellent service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J.S. in Sacramento, CA – Apr 28, 2018
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I have been coming to Dr. Kaniff for years for my Botox and filler. Always happy with my results and always enjoyable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kristine Martin in Sacramento, CA – Apr 27, 2018
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Courtney helped me with my stubborn fat I have been trying to get rid of for forever! The process was easy and painless and she answered all of my questions with knowledge. She was the only one I found in the area with 5 years of experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Skyler R. in Sacramento, CA – Apr 26, 2018
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I have been a patient here for years, always leave a happy camper and never feel like there is a pressure for sales. Thank you for making me feel beautiful Dr. K!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T. Woods in Sacramento, CA – Apr 25, 2018
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Best surgical experience I have ever had. Smooth sailing all the way through consult, surgery and recovery. Staff was very attentive and followed up with me after surgery which I appreciated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.K. in Sacramento, CA – Apr 16, 2018
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Dr. Kaniff is always on time which I appreciate. I never feel rushed and enjoy my visits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa Best in Sacramento, CA – Apr 15, 2018
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Professional, knowledgeable, great communicator and caring doctor who works hard to make sure the outcome of surgery is the best possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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N.G.B. in Sacramento, CA – Apr 07, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Sacramento plastic surgery patients trust Dr. Kaniff and his more than twenty years of experience to provide the highest quality plastic surgery in a private,...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1990
McCollough Fac Plas Surg
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Loyola U
Residency Hospital
1985
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Loyola U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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What are Dr. Thomas Kaniff, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kaniff frequently treats Oral Cancer Screening, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and Carotid Ultrasound. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kaniff treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Kaniff, MD's office located?

Dr. Kaniff's office is located at 631 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center

Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center Inc631 Fulton Ave Sacramento, CA 95825
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kaniff is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

Santa Rosa, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)