Dr. Zachary Vandegriend, MD

Dr. Zachary Vandegriend, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
35 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Zachary Vandegriend, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 3 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

Central Coast Otolaryngology

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 206

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CenCal Health
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Physicians Choice Insurance Service, LLC
  • United American Insurance Company
  • Western Growers Insurance Services

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vandegriend performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Vandegriend's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Vandegriend's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vandegriend "Dr. VandeGriend grew up in Oregon. After graduating Cum Laude at Willamette University where he was an all-conference pitcher, received his medical degree from Loma Linda University, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He then went on to complete residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan followed by additional fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. After completing training he joined Central Coast Otolaryngology in 2015 specializing in facial plastic surgery and advanced nasal and sinus surgery. He is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young kids as well as international travel."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vandegriend "I am excited to bring up-to-date solutions for all aspect of ENT with expertise in facial plastic surgery as well as nasal and sinus disease. It is important to find a surgeon that you can trust for honest advice and straight forward answers to complex problems."

3  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

80  Conditions Treated

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55  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brow Lift
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earlobe Repair
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Packing for Epitaxis
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Willamette University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Loma Linda University
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vandegriend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vandegriend's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vandegriend to family and friends
6 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Vandegriend's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. VandeGriend has been a great doctor to me. He took the time to listen & answered all our questions regarding my symptoms. It’s been a year that I’ve been under his care and have always had a good experience with him and the entire staff.
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I visited Dr. Vandergriend to remove a small lesion on my scalp. I couldn't have been happier with his care. He was courteous, personable, and very respectful of my needs. Recognizing that a visit wasn't particularly convenient due to the drive time from work, he was able to do the procedure...more
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Went to my ENT, found a lump, did a needle biopsy, negative, then a larger lump on other side sent me for a CT Scan, results inconclusive, so I got in right away with Dr. Vandegriend, he thoroughly explained the scan in a way my wife and I both fully understood. He scheduled surgery and removed a...more
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Dr. Vandegriend took excellent care of me before and after my surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone of my family members or friends. I may have to have surgery on my other side of my thyroid, eventually, and I will definitely go to Dr. Vandegriend.
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I enthusiastically recommend Dr.Vandegriend..He is compassionate and a highly skilled surgeon. I had a rare and difficult case which he dealt with extreme care and compassion.
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