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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital
Niketu M. Patel, MD

Niketu M. Patel, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT and Otolaryngology)

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT and Otolaryngology)
Conditions treated
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Services offered
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Area of focus ?
General ENT, Allery testing and treatment
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Patel's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Ear, Nose, and Throat–Pond Road

1575 Pond Road
Suite 203
Allentown, PA 18104-2254
United States

Conditions Dr. Patel Treats

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Animal Allergies
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)
  • ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Food Allergy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Septal Defect
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Vertigo

Services Dr. Patel Offers

  • Audiology
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT and Otolaryngology)
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aids
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy, Laryngotomy, Laryngectomy, Pharyngolaryngectomy, Pharyngectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Spirometry
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery

About Dr. Patel

Philosophy of care

My philosophy of care is to provide the best care that I possibly can. I believe in engaging the patient and encouraging them to be equally involved to achieve the best possible outcome.

Why I entered medicine

My initial goal in life was to help people. I began my career as a pharmacist and discovered that I could be of even greater service by becoming a physician and surgeon.

Community involvement

I donate to worthy causes locally, nationally and internationally throughout the year. I believe that it is important to help the disadvantaged whenever possible.

Personal interests

When I am not at work, I like spending quality time with my family and strive to instill the desire to achieve a greater good in my children. I have an interest in advances in technology and like to read journals and articles pertaining to this topic. 

Education

Undergraduate
Temple University School of Pharmacy, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1990

Medical Training
Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1995

Training

Resident 1995
General Surgery, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Resident 1996
Otolaryngology, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Resident 1997
Otolaryngology, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Resident 1998
Otolaryngology, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Resident 1999
Otolaryngology, The Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology

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