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Sanjay R. Parikh, MD

Sanjay R. Parikh, MD

Otolaryngology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since February 2011

Children's Title: Medical Director, Surgical Specialities, Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center

Academic Title: Associate Professor

"I am fortunate to work with incredible people at Seattle Children's. Our staff goes out of its way to make families feel welcome and supported. My personal goal is to see families in a timely manner and provide them with the best options for their children. A wise surgeon once taught me: 'Treat sick children like they're your own and you'll always make the right decision.' These are the words I live by."


LauraBronx, NY02.05.13
Dr. Parikh is the best. He has saved by daughter, Shannon's life many times over. We will not forget. God Bless you Dr. Parikh. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you and your Family.
CyntoriNew York, NY01.21.13
All I can say is Dr. Parikh is one of the reasons why my life has been changed forever. I will never forget him. Your health is in the absolute best hands if you get lucky enough to have him as your doctor!
LisaKent, WA12.28.12
My daughter was 17 and had years of nose/sinus issues and pain. The local doctor's we had seen wanted her to go to Pain Management and take prescription drugs for the rest of her life. This was not acceptable. We were referred to Dr. Parikh at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Parikh was kind and took the time in listening to our story. He ordered several tests for our daughter and it was determined she needed surgery in order to open up her sinus passage ways and allow her to breath. He was also able to determine her pain issues and help to resolve them without a lifetime of prescription drugs. Our daughter had a challenging sinus and nose issues. Dr. Parikh operated on our daughter last week and her stints/stitches and cast came off yesterday. She can finally breath. Dr Parikh and his staff were kind and professional and always put our daughter's health issues first. He was thorough and we are very grateful for all his efforts. On a scale of 1 to 10, Dr. Parikh and the staff at Children's Hospital in Seattle receive a score of 100! Thanks so much!
YuriNewcastle, WA08.13.12
Dr. Parikh is seriously one of the nicest and most competent doctors we have ever met. He was very friendly, reassured us that everything was going to be ok, and was very supportive throughout the entire process. Thank you Dr. Parikh for being such a great example of excellent service and knowledge to which all doctors should strive for!
LoriPasco, WA08.09.12
Dr. Parikh will be performing surgery on my son next week and he is the only doctor that has made us feel comfortable with the surgery and that he can do it with ease! My son has had many medical issues in the past but Dr. Parikh assured us that him and his team would take good care of him. I will post another recommendation after his surgery if all goes well :)
LouisStaten Island, NY08.25.11
When our son was born, my wife and I were sent to the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx specifically to meet Dr. Parikh. Our son was born with an extremely complex syndrome that affected multiple systems in his body. Dr. Parikh immediately made us feel comfortable (as comfortable as we could be given our situation) by being so down to earth and compassionate. He performed multiple surgeries on our son including a tracheostomy, corrective surgery for bilateral choanal atresia, insertion of PE tubes, Partial tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, and eventual removal of his trach. Of all the surgeries, the choanal atresia repair stands out in my mind the most because it is such a difficult procedure with a very small success rate. There are very many stories of repeat surgery up to 12 times or more for the desired outcome. Dr. Parikh did it in one try. Also, removing my son's trach was nobody else's concern in the hospital because that was a quality of life issue rather than a health issue and, at that point, it didn't take precedence over everything else that was going on. Dr. Parikh, however, understood the quality of life issue, and was willing to push our son, within reason, to overcome this obstacle. It worked and we are and always will be eternally grateful for meeting him. He is immeasurably skilled, compassionate, and humble. Dr. Parikh, if you ever read this, just know that our son is doing great thanks in large part to you. He will grow up knowing your name and knowing what you did for him, and for us. Best of luck to you with your relocation and your new position.
JessicaBlaine, WA07.17.11
When our 17 month old daughter was airlifted from Bellingham to Children's Hospital we were beside ourselves with fear. Our little Ella was diagnosed with a very large retropharyngeal abscess. Dr. Parikh was our daughters surgeon and he was absolutely amazing. He was very personable and made sure that we as parents were taken care of as well as our daughter. He listened to our concerns and when we thought that her condition looked worse he didn't hesitate to take her treatment to the next level. He even called our room on his day off to check on her! He performed a total of 3 surgeries on our little Ella and after 11 days at Children's we were able to bring her home where she has fully recovered. We can never say thank you enough to Dr. Parikh!
Dr.Parikhn have operated my grandchild with a fantastic result. My daughter received excellent information both before and after surgery. Our grandchild can for the first time in her six years of life breath without apna problems at night. Excellent surgeon he gets the highest recommendation!
AlexandraEast Elmhurst, NY06.21.11
We met DR. Parikh at the Montefiore childrens hospital in NY. He saved our son's Brandon's life. He was the only Doctor that was able to determine what my son had. I remember our first visit my son was only 6 weeks old and he said you guys are doing an amazing job because in reality this baby could of not survived this long. That was the day he began to save my son's life. My son's condition was complicated, but with Dr. Parikh's expertise he was able to perform surgery on my baby. I am proud to say Brandon will be 2 this July. Unfortunately he left our hospital to join the staff in this hospital. Our loss is your gain. Dr. Parikh is a great doctor. I trust him so much that if my son Brandon requires any further surgeries, I would fly to Seattle to see Dr. Parikh.
ClaireSeattle, WA06.02.11
Dr. Parikh is amazing! He is an extremely skilled and experienced surgeon as well as a kind and friendly man. He offered us hope and reassurance when our son Rhys was diagnosed with a rare and dangerous condition. The level of Dr. Parikh's knowledge and experience with such a rare condition was impressive and comforting. He obviously cares very much about his patients and the family of his patients, making himself 100% accessible throughout our son's treatment before and after surgery. Rhys' surgery was a complete success and we are looking forward to our follow up appointments with Dr. Parikh over the coming year.
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Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver
Surgery - General, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Torrance
Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, Toronto
Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital Boston - Harvard Medical School, Boston
Clinical Interests

Care of children with diseases of the airway, sinus, voice, head and neck, and hearing. Research interests include advanced sinus surgery techniques in children and novel techniques for pediatric airway surgery.

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
Honor AwardAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Top DoctorSeattle Magazine
Top DoctorMarquis' Who's Who


Adenotonsillectomy in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: magnetic resonance imaging findings and considerations.
Sleep , 2013 Jun 1: 36(6)841-7
Deep cervical lymph node hypertrophy: A new paradigm in the understanding of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
The Laryngoscope , 2013 May 10
Aspirin sensitivity syndrome (Samter's Triad): an unrecognized disorder in children with nasal polyposis.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2013 Feb: 77(2)281-3
Propranolol use for infantile hemangiomas: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Vascular Anomalies Task Force practice patterns.
JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery , 2013 Feb: 139(2)153-6
Generation of consensus in the application of a rating scale to nasendoscopic assessment of velopharyngeal function.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2012 Oct: 138(10)923-8
Deep neck infections.
Infectious disorders drug targets , 2012 Aug: 12(4)286-90
Doxycycline sclerotherapy for pediatric head and neck macrocystic lymphatic malformations: a case series and review of the literature.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2012 Aug: 76(8)1127-31
Doxycycline sclerotherapy for pediatric head and neck macrocystic lymphatic malformations: A case series and review of the literature.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2012 May 7
Deep Neck Infections.
Infectious disorders drug targets , 2012 Feb 17
Nasal lobular capillary hemangioma: a rare cause of epistaxis in children
Case Reports Med , 2012
Pediatric nasal lobular capillary hemangioma.
Case reports in medicine , 2012: 2012769630
Powered debridement of suprastomal granulation tissue to facilitate pediatric tracheotomy decannulation.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2011 Dec: 75(12)1558-61
Anticoagulation therapy as a supplement to recanalization for the treatment of sigmoid sinus thrombosis: a case report.
Ear, nose, & throat journal , 2011 Sep: 90(9)418-22
Otolaryngology resident selection: do rank lists matter?
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2011 Apr: 144(4)537-41
Gene expression in the oropharynx of children exposed to secondhand smoke.
The Laryngoscope , 2010 Dec: 120(12)2467-72
Rhino-sinus involvement in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Pediatric pulmonology , 2010 Oct: 45(10)993-8
Balloon dilation for recurrent stenosis after pediatric laryngotracheoplasty.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology , 2010 Sep: 119(9)619-27
Comparison of early and late extubation following single-stage anterior laryngotracheoplasty.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2010 Sep: 74(9)1039-42
GJB2 mutation spectrum in 209 hearing impaired individuals of predominantly Caribbean Hispanic and African descent.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2010 Jun: 74(6)611-8
Pediatric primary anterior laryngotracheoplasty: Thyroid ala vs costal cartilage grafts.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2010 Feb: 136(2)171-4
From virtual reality to the operating room: the endoscopic sinus surgery simulator experiment.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2010 Feb: 142(2)202-7
Balloon catheter sinuplasty in young children.
American journal of rhinology & allergy , 2010 Jan-Feb: 24(1)e54-6
Comparison of intraoperative bleeding between microdebrider intracapsular tonsillectomy and electrocautery tonsillectomy.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology , 2009 Oct: 118(10)698-702
Management of neonatal aortic arch thrombosis with low-molecular weight heparin: a case series.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 2009 Jul: 31(7)516-21
Indications for image-guidance in pediatric sinonasal surgery.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2009 Mar: 73(3)351-6
Genetic evaluation of American minority pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2009 Feb: 73(2)195-203
Flexible bronchoscopy and interdisciplinary collaboration in pediatric large airway disease.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2008 Dec: 72(12)1771-6
Complications of acute bacterial sinusitis in children.
Pediatric annals , 2008 Oct: 37(10)680-5
In brief: cholesteatoma.
Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2008 Sep: 29(9)330-1
Pilomatrixoma in an infant: diagnostic challenges of fine-needle aspiration.
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology , 2008 Aug: 30(8)625-7
Image-guidance for endoscopic sinus surgery.
The Laryngoscope , 2008 Jul: 118(7)1287-92
Tonsillectomy techniques and pain: a review of randomized controlled trials and call for standardization.
ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties , 2007: 69(6)364-70
Validation of a new grading system for endoscopic examination of adenoid hypertrophy.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2006 Nov: 135(5)684-7
Growth failure and sleep disordered breathing: a review of the literature.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2006 May: 70(5)769-78
Laryngomalacia and tracheomalacia: common dynamic airway lesions.
Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics , 2006 Apr: 27(4)e33-5; discussion e35
Early extubation following major tracheal surgery in select children.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2006 Feb: 70(2)253-8
Bilateral congenital vocal cord paralysis: a 16-year institutional review.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , 2005 Aug: 133(2)241-5
An unusual case of rhabdomyosarcoma presenting as orbital apex syndrome.
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology , 2005 Feb: 69(2)249-54
Early experience with image guidance in endoscopic transnasal drainage of periorbital abscesses.
The Journal of otolaryngology , 2005 Feb: 34(1)63-5
Pediatric unilateral vocal fold immobility.
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America , 2004 Feb: 37(1)203-15
Utility of tonsillectomy in 2 patients with the syndrome of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis.
Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery , 2003 Jun: 129(6)670-3
Navigational systems for sinus surgery: new developments.
The Journal of otolaryngology , 2002 Aug: 31 Suppl 1S24-7


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Innovations in Pediatric RhinologyNortheast Ohio Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryCleveland, OHOct. 10, 2012
Top 5 Changes in Pediatric Otolaryngology in the last decadeOregon Academy of OtolaryngologySun River, ORFeb. 25, 2012

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Otolaryngology-ENT
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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