Dr. Sorrel is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He graduated from New Iberia Senior High School as valedictorian and attended Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. While in college, Dr. Sorrel spent his breaks working in the oilfield on production platforms offshore with his father. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biological Sciences from LSU and then went on to get his medical degree from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans. In medical school, Dr. Sorrel held various service and leadership positions including: president of the pediatrics interest group, vice president of the SMILE program for the care of sick children, and youth leader at the Ring Community Church. Dr. Sorrel has also served the community as participant and organizer of multiple medical missions and hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Dr. Sorrel completed his five-year residency training at the University of Texas at Houston Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery department. At UT, Dr. Sorrel trained under internationally known physicians, including six months training at the world renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sorrel's academic endeavors include research on treatment of chronic sinusitis, for which he received a grant from the American Rhinological Society. He has also researched and written about minimally invasive skull base surgery, alternative medicine in Otolaryngology and sinus disease. He has done additional training by attending multiple courses in the fields of facial trauma surgery, rhinologic surgery, head and neck cancer, otology, and allergy. While in Houston, Dr. Sorrel also met his wife Dr. April Danielle Sorrel who has completed her residency in pediatrics at UT-Houston. Since completing residency in 2013, Dr. Sorrel has been with Southern ENT Associates, happily and proudly serving the South Louisiana community. He is a family man and the proud father of two girls. Now Dr. Sorrel is very excited to open Southern ENT's practice in New Iberia, Louisiana. He is proud and honored to be able to come back home full time to provide medical care and serve the community that raised him. Dr. Sorrel is available to treat the whole realm of Otolaryngology related medical issues including allergy and sinus disease, thyroid and parathyroid disease, head and neck cancer, disorders of the voice and larynx, swallowing disorders, neck masses, mouth and throat problems, pediatric otolaryngology, facial cosmetics, salivary gland disorders, sleep apnea and snoring, throat disorders, chronic ear disease, dizziness, hearing loss, and much more! Dr. Sorrel's particular interests include: In office ultrasound diagnostics Comprehensive medical and surgical management of sinus disease Thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology Management of head and neck cancer and tumors of the salivary glands
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I believe the most important and challenging part of being a physician is being an effective communicator. A good physician must develop an ability to compassionately and completely explain medical diagnosis and treatment options to patients and family members so that they can make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and those they love. I believe in treating all patients as if they were my own family.
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Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Ear, Nose, and Throat
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Why It Matters: Dr. Sorrel's Board Certifications
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Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
Vocal Cord Surgery
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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.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School | Graduated 2008
University Of Texas Health Scien
Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
University Of Texas Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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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.
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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.
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