The 5 Best ENT Specialists in Edmonton

Best ENT Specialist in Edmonton

by Amelie Dube

Are you looking for an ENT specialist in Edmonton to help get your health back on the right track? If you are, then this list that we’ve put together is exactly what you need.

After extensive research, we’ve created this list of ENT specialists (also known as otolaryngologists) based on their specialties, reputations, and client feedback.

How Much Does an ENT Specialist Cost in Edmonton?

The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) covers most medical services that your physician will determine as “medically necessary”. If you don’t have a health plan, however, you’ll be required to pay for all your medical fees or surgeries beforehand.

A consultation with a specialist can range in the figures below:

ServiceAverage Estimated Cost
Consultation$80.00
Repeat Consultation$55.75
Specific Assessment$45.00
Partial Assessment$26.00
Special Surgical Consultation$160.00

If you require surgery, procedures and patient requirements can differ greatly, which you will have to discuss with your physician and surgeon. However, before the operation, you will receive an estimate of your total costs.

Below is a table of the cost of some thyroid-related procedures to give you a general idea of how much it may cost:

Treatment / ProcedureEstimated Cost
Aspiration biopsy, thyroid gland or nodule fine needle method$38.00
Exploration and/or removal, parathyroids or parathyroid tumour – if requiring splitting of sternum$687.60
Exploration and/or removal, parathyroids or parathyroid tumour$605.45
Thyroidectomy – completion following previous subtotal or hemi-thyroidectomy$650.00
Re-exploration of neck for hyperparathyroidism$685.00
Thyroidectomy – hemi$525.15
Thyroidectomy – subtotal$618.25
Thyroidectomy – total $777.30
Partial pharyngectomy transthyroid or lateral$1,017.20

The Best ENT Specialists in Edmonton

Now that you have a general idea of what to expect financially when consulting an otolaryngologist, we can now take a look at our picks for the ENT specialists in Edmonton.

1.   Dr. Jessica Clark of Edmonton Comprehensive Care & Family Medicine

Edmonton Comprehensive Care & Family Medicine's Homepage
Source: Edmonton Comprehensive Care & Family Medicine
SPECIALTYAdult Otolaryngology (ENT), Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT), Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery, Laryngology
WEBSITEhttps://www.eccfm.ca/
ADDRESSSuite 110, 6925 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB  T6H2J1
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 306-5656
Fax: (780) 306-5757
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Weekends and evenings by appointment only.

Dr. Jessica Clark is one of the on-call otolaryngologists at Edmonton Comprehensive Care & Family Medicine (ECCFM). Serving primarily adults at this clinic, she received her specialty training in Head and Neck Surgery from the University of Alberta.

The ECCFM clinic is ideal as a family clinic since it provides other services such as family medicine, general internal medicine, oral medicine & pathology, and oncology. With the array of services offered here, it’s a convenient “one-stop-shop” for most of your common medical needs.

Patients seeking the services of adult ENT specialists will require a referral from a family physician before booking an appointment. However, at the ECCFM, you can see one of their own family physicians, who can then refer you immediately to their in-house otolaryngologists.

To make matters more convenient for their patients, the ECCFM also has an onsite pharmacy, allowing quick and easy access to prescription medications before leaving the clinic.

All this convenience does come with a downside, as booking an appointment for a minor consultation or case can take some time to be scheduled. Although highly experienced and trained, Dr. Clark is only one of the two ENT specialists on call at the ECCFM.

However, you can also find Dr. Clark at the Alberta Sinus Centre, where she shares her expertise in chronic rhinosinusitis, rhinology, and anterior skull base surgery research.

Pros

  • Can schedule appointments on weekends and evenings
  • Convenient on-site pharmacy
  • Member of Primary Care Network
  • Offers Pediatric ENT Services

Cons

  • Only two ENT specialists on-call
  • Minor cases may take some time to be scheduled

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Wonderful doctor. Took the time to explain everything and answer any questions. It is very evident Dr Clark is extremely knowledgeable and deeply cares for her patients.”

“Dr Jessica Clark is a joy to work with.Explains things very well to her patients, I felt extremely comfortable and confident in her diagnosis. She’s a delight A+++”

2.   Dr. Hadi Seikaly of The Head & Neck Clinic

The Head & Neck Clinic's Homepage
Source: The Head & Neck Clinic
SPECIALTYHead & Neck Cancers, Thyroid & Parathyroid Disorders, Microvascular Reconstruction, Submandibular Gland Transfer, Medical Modeling, Digital Surgical Planning
WEBSITEhttps://headandneckclinic.ca/
ADDRESS1E4 Walter C. MacKenzie Health Sciences Centre, 8440 112 Street NW Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 407-4598
Fax: (780) 407-8687

Dr. Hadi Seikaly has been practicing otolaryngology since 1996, sharing his vast expertise in diagnoses, treatments, and surgeries through lectures as a visiting professor in over 50 institutions worldwide.

His specialties lie in Head and Neck Oncology and microvascular reconstruction but he also has extensive experience in all other disorders associated with the ear, nose, and throat. Dr. Seikaly is also a published author, having contributed over 100 peer-reviewed papers as co-editor of the Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

At the Head & Neck Clinic, each patient’s case contributes to the research and knowledge base that Dr. Seikaly is contributing to the field. You won’t be just another patient or a file number at this clinic—you’ll be invaluable in contributing to the health and well-being of future generations.

Not all doctors continually pursue research, and consult an ENT Specialist that is constantly advancing their field means you will receive the most current and advanced treatments.

Dr. Seikaly, however, will require a referral from your physician since the clinic specializes primarily in cancers and neoplastic diseases of the Head & Neck and Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands. This is done with a convenient online and secure referral system on their website.

Pros

  • Experienced team of otolaryngologists
  • Patients contribute to research
  • Online referral system for physicians

Cons

  • No in-depth information of services provided
  • No photos of the clinic online

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Waited 3 months for the consult, but not a serious matter, actually rather minor for a surgeon with the skill level of Dr. Seikaly. Really nice guy, personable, straightforward diagnosis, did not wait long at his office at all to see him. Office staff was also very nice, contrary to several comments I see at this site. Five stars, no less.”

“Dr. Seikaly has been my head and neck surgeon for the past three years during which time, he has performed two surgeries on me…Dr. Seikaly’s knowledge and calm demeanour immediately put me at ease. He clearly explained my diagnosis, the surgical procedures and the recovery process and patiently answered the many questions I and my family had. His busy clinic runs very efficiently with pleasant receptionists, scheduler, administrative assistant, pathologists, RN, Social Worker, etc. If you have to wait, there is a very good reason for it. Dr. Seikaly has a lot to prioritize and he will give you the very same care and attention as soon as he possibly can. I would highly recommend him. Many thanks to Dr. Seikaly, his exceptional clinic team, and his OR teams at both the UAH and RAH for their kindness and compassion.”

“Dr. Seikaly is the best,very caring and extremely kind. Even 10 years after my major surgery he makes me feel important no matter what my issue are. Thank you so much Dr. Seikaly for saving my life and thank you to your staff and surgical team.”

3.   Dr. Raiyan Chowdhury of Alberta ENT (University Hospital of Alberta)

Alberta ENT's Homepage
Source: Alberta ENT
SPECIALTYRhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis, Laryngitis, Sore Throat, Otitis Media, Allergy, Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Head, Nasal Polyp Removal and Neck Surgeries, Breathing Difficulties, Dizziness, Vertigo, Hearing Loss, Deafness, Tinnitus & Ear Infections
WEBSITEhttp://www.entalberta.com/
ADDRESS10130 – 111 Street Edmonton, AB  T5K 1K6
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (587) 521-1071
Fax: (587) 521-1072
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dr. Raiyan Chowdhury practices in the Alberta ENT division of the University Hospital of Alberta, where he also serves as an Assistant Professor. He specializes in nasal surgery, Meniere’s disease, and deviated septums but is experienced in all disorders relating to the ear, nose, and throat.

Receiving your care with Dr. Chowdhury has its perks since Alberta ENT is partnered with Aria MD Sleep Centre, a clinic specializing in sleep disorders caused by ENT conditions. He also shares his expertise as an otolaryngologist at Aria MD, where you can receive the non-invasive Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment.

Dr. Chowdhury has also set up a collaboration with Melody Audio, which has specialists and cutting-edge methods in restoring and repairing hearing. If Alberta ENT isn’t equipped to handle your disorder, you’ll have no problem acquiring a referral to one of the top ear specialists in Edmonton.

Alberta ENT is a full-service ambulatory hospital, so you can expect it to get busy and crowded. If you’re going in for a minimal consult for sleep problems and hearing issues, perhaps going directly to the private clinics he collaborates with may be more convenient.

Pros

  • Can refer to highly specialized clinics for focused care
  • Specializes in nasal surgery and sleep disorders

Cons

  • Shorter operating hours on Friday
  • Waiting time for appointment schedules
  • No online referral system for physicians

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Excellent manner, extremely knowledgeable,helpful,kind. Took the time to explain, and listen to my concerns. Would recommend his practice highly.”

“Referred by my GP to see Dr. Chowdhury. I saw him yesterday. He is an excellent doctor, took time in answering my concerns/questions. Kind, respectful, efficient; am glad that I was referred to see him.”

“I had the opportunity to have a successful deviated septum and nasal polyp removal surgery by Dr. Chowdhury. Dr. Chowdhury is extremely competent, knowledgeable, proficient, and takes the time to answer questions and concerns. He has a genuine interest in the well being of his patients. I highly recommend him!”

4.   Dr. Vincent Biron of Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre

Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre's Homepage
Source: Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
SPECIALTYHead Cancer, Neck Cancer, Transoral Robotic (TORS), Thyroid Surgery
WEBSITEhttps://www.albertahealthservices.ca/hf/page13600.aspx
https://www.canadiancancercare.com/
ADDRESSClinical Sciences Building, 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 407-8822; (780) 306-5656
Fax: (780) 306-5757
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Some physicians may schedule clinics on evenings and weekends.

Dr. Vincent Biron is an experienced otolaryngologist and surgeon specializing in head and neck cancers but also treats disorders of the oral cavity, upper pharynx, larynx, and nasal passage. He currently serves as the Director of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research Laboratory of Alberta (OHRLA).

You can find Dr. Biron at Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Center, where he continues his passion for molecular genetics as a surgeon-scientist constantly researching new techniques to advance the field of Otolaryngology.

Receiving your treatment at the Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Center can grant you the opportunity to receive groundbreaking transoral robotic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure that Dr. Biron specializes in.

If, however, you’ve been diagnosed with head and neck cancer, you may also visit Dr. Biron at Canadian Cancer Care, which is a specialized facility that caters to the advanced treatment of cancer patients.

Pros

  • Fully covered by Alberta Health Services insurance
  • Specialized facility for cancer care

Cons

  • Appointments can take months to be scheduled
  • Online referral by fax or phone only

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“I had surgery in Nov 2019 for the removal of my parotid gland. I was nervous , but he put my mind at ease. Such a skilled surgeon. I am so glad that I had him to take care of me. His nurse was wonderful, so caring and helpful. I would highly recommend him to anyone who requires surgery. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”

“I have been seeing Dr Biron since end of 2017 where he spent 20 hours removing cancer fro my ENT, reconstructing the inside of my mouth with skin grafts, vein & artery. I have seen him many times, too numerous to count and he is wonderful, taking his time to listen, make suggestions, and give the best answers. I would highly recommend using him if anything like this happens to you.”

“3 years ago today, Dr. Biron spent 19.5 hours removing cancer from ENT area and reconstructing through skin grafts, muscle extension et al . Knowledgeable, extremely capable, persevering, the best surgeon ever.”

5.   Dr. Erin D. Wright of Alberta Sinus Centre

Alberta Sinus Centre's Homepage
Source: Alberta Sinus Centre
SPECIALTYOtolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Rhinology,  Rhinosinusitis, Endoscopic Management of Sinonasal Tumours, Hearing Loss, Nasal Congestion, Mouth Sores, Nose Bleeds, Chronic Cough, Breathing Problems, Sore Throat, Dizziness, Tonsils, Sleep Apnea & Snoring Disorders
WEBSITEhttp://www.albertasinuscentre.com/
ADDRESSAlberta Sinus Centre Room 1E4, W.C.M. Health Sciences Centre 8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (780) 407-7656
Fax: (780) 407-7658
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Erin D. Wright is one of the founders of the Alberta Sinus Centre, which focuses on highly complicated diseases related to the sinus and nasal passage. There, the team of physicians collaborates closely with neurosurgeons for minimally invasive procedures, particularly those involving the skull base.

Although Alberta Sinus Centre places a special focus on Chronic Rhinosinusitis, the clinic also diagnoses and treats various ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. Wright has contributed over 60 peer-reviewed journals related to rhinosinusitis and endoscopic management of sinonasal tumors.

Unlike other clinics, Dr. Wright offers online brochures for patients as a primer on what to expect in endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, and post-operative care. Having the medical literature available helps future patients feel at ease before coming in for a consultation for a surgical procedure.

Alberta Sinus Centre is strictly an outpatient clinic, so any major or minor surgery needs to be performed at the University Hospital of Alberta or Royal Alexandra Hospital. However, both hospitals are nearby the clinic, which makes it convenient for patients, and won’t add any unneeded anxiety before an operation.

Pros

  • Special focus on chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Comprehensive brochures for patients available online
  • Online fillable referral form for physicians

Cons

  • Surgeries have to be performed offsite

Customer Reviews

Let’s take a look at what their patients have to say:

“Dr Wright repaired a spontaneous CSF leak for me. I have nothing but great things to say. I only saw him once in the week I spent in the hospital but I saw his Fellow and Resident every single day, sometimes twice a day! I’ve had regular check ups with him and each and every appointment he is the same. Professional and answers all of my questions. I have no hesitation in recommending him at all!”

“My dad had severe sinus infections for decades. He had three sinus surgeries in China in last 30 years but none of them was very successful. In recent years, infection in his left nostril had been getting worse and worse. He suffered severe headache and could not breathe nor get a good sleep. In 2013 my dad was referred to Alberta Sinus Centre and had sinus surgery with Dr. Wright in March 2014. The surgery was excellent and all my dad’s troublesome symptoms are completely gone! It has been more than a year since the surgery and my dad is doing very well. My dad said what Dr. Wright did to him is beyond what he could imagine and expect before. Dr. Wright is absolutely the best ENT doctor!”

“Very awesome ENT. I had another ENT in Calgary before I move, who was alright. But Dr Wright is really there for his patient and making sure everything is going the right way. I would definitely recommend him anytime to anyone having sinus issue or else. Had a septoplasty with turbine reduction and enlargement of passage, no pain after surgery or bleeding or else. top notch!”

FAQs about the Best ENT Specialist in Edmonton


We hope this article provided you useful information in choosing an ENT Specialist in Edmonton. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, kindly send us a message and we’ll be happy to check it out.

Before you book an appointment with one of our suggested ENT Specialists, don’t forget to get a referral from your family physician first. If you don’t have a GP yet, then you’ll want to check our list of the best general practitioners in Edmonton.