Dr. Umang Khetarpal, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Brownsville, TX. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Khetarpal is affiliated with Valley Regional Medical Center, Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville and Cornerstone Regional Hospital.
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Learn about Dr. Khetarpal
Founded on a vision of excellence, we are deeply interested and committed to your welfare. Our approach is interactive and thoughtful. Each patient responds to a different style. Some come with pre-conceived ideas of what they would want from the visit whereas others are just looking for a solution to their problems or even a quick fix. While I try to keep my approach flexible, I also believe that information must be shared so that the encounter is meaningful for both of us. Sometimes during my exam, I may find other problems such as sleep apnea, or imbalance or a swelling in the neck or allergies, different from what you came in to see me. In keeping with our comprehensive approach to your ENT health I may recommend treatment or tests for those as well. Our goal is to attempt to give you the highest quality care we can by incorporating ideas of old and new as well as the latest technologies. Being a physician-surgeon is a privilege one that I treasure.
Dr. Khetarpal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
Board certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Khetarpal's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Salivary Gland Cancer
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Smell and Taste Disorders
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
St Columba's School
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University
Medical School | Graduated 1985
SUNY Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
SUNY Health Science Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
Published and Presented More Than 20 Papers and More Recently Mostly On Sinus and Allergy Problems and Balloon Sinuplasty
Other Education | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Best Doctors List, 2007-2008
President's Gold Medal, 1983
Best Outgoing Medical Student, 1983
Media & Publications
More than 20 publications, abstracts and book chapters,
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Khetarpal to family and friends
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Dr. Khetarpal Says:
I thank all my patients for posting surveys about us.I always strive to provide 5 star service to our patients in terms of caring and understanding, technical skill and knowledge, compassion as well as a discussion about their condition. In so many years of my practice, I have never not given the best to my patients. Achieving the outcomes that you desire requires both of us to cooperate fully with each other.