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Dr. Sunil Ummat

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
Kirkland, WA
36 years experience male

Locations

NORTHWEST ENT ASSOCIATES

Seattle, WA

Address

NORTHWEST HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER, 1536 N115th Street, Suite 340, Seattle, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

206-525-0346

Insurances accepted

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

First Choice Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Premera Blue Cross

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Medicare

NORTHWEST FACE

Kirkland, WA

About

Bio

Dr. Ummat has extensive experience in treating ENT disorders. He uses the best in advanced endoscopic techniques for nasal and sinus surgery, minimally invasive somnoplasty for snoring and sleep apnea, and small incision surgery for removal of neck tumors. He is a meticulous and methodical surgeon.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: South Carolina, Washington

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Miracle ear hearing aids are not any different from most hearing assistive devices. They amplify the sound so you can hear better. The effectiveness d... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Nasal disease : If you are having this gas smell all the time and there is no such chemical in your environment, then you may have a disease in the area of smell fibe... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Soft foods/liquids: Soft foods and liquids generally make swallowing easier. Hard foods such as pizza or bulky foods such as steak are much harder to swallow and can get ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Diagnostic test.: This test is often used for trying to determine what might be going on in the nose. 1. Infection 2. Allergy 3. Non-allergic nasal inflammation ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Steam, voice rest: If you have a croaky voice, you may have a problem with your vocal cords (voicebox or larynx). Usually this condition is a result of overuse of the vo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Need a complete exam: Spitting up blood is not normal. You might have a sinus or chest infection that is causing the problem. If this persists, you really need to be examin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Overactive vagus: When some people swalow, the vagus nerve is overly stimulated and creates a nausea sensation. Usually this person has an excessive gag reflex as well.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Very rare: Laryngeal cancer usually occurs in older men who smoke and drink. If it occurs in a men under 25, it usually is a rare form of cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Hormonal or weight: At 20 weeks, you may have gained some weight but probably not enough to cause these symptoms. Hormonal changes can also cause this. I would get examin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Often they do: The debate on allergy drops is still out. Some studies show they work, others show they are not that beneficial. They are often used by naturopaths. M... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Parathyroid glands: Parathyroid hormone regulates calcium metabolism. High levels can cause the calcium in teh blod to rise, causing a lot or problems. Low levels do the ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: In chronic sinusitis, your body is constantly using up wbcs (white blood cells) and if you end up having a few bad sinus infections, you can deplete y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Each to his own: Each person has a different way to sneeze, just like each person has a different voice loudness and pitch, as well as a different cough intensity and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Varies: The expiration on any drug varies by the manufacturer and the drug being produced. Some drugs expire quickly, in weeks to months. Most will expire in ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Usually that is how the deviated septum is repaired, by reshaping the cartilage through an operation called a septoplasty.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Yes, one tonsil can pass the infection to the other but usually both get infected as the same time, since the throat is a common space. Occasionally, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Fluids, steam, rest.: Any time you get laryngitis (loss of voice) drink lots of fluids and get as much rest as possible. A complete loss of voice implies that you have a p... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Speak and show where you hurt. Talk about your smoking, drinking, heartburn and singing habits.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Infection or"stones": Infections and the most common things that can cause white "pus llike" stuff in the back of the throat. Sometimes it is from debris that forms "stones... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Could be: Yes they can be related, either from having dental procedure and the instrumentation used or from the infected secretions going down into your throat ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Normal taste buds: These are usually normal taste buds that have become maybe slightly more noticable. Often happens with eating certain foods, particularly more acidic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Nose: The nose is the air conditioner for the body. It warms, humidifies and filters the air we breathe. It is better to breath through your nose whenever y... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Frequent nosebleeds in a one year old are not common. Puffy eyes could be from allergies. I would seek help from your pediatrician to understand what ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Multiple factors: Recurrent laryngitis is a common problem. The main causes are allergy and acid reflux. Other causes include excessive vocal use, chronic cough, chroni... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Embryonic variant: These are actually quite common. Painless, hard and small lumps in front of the earlobe. Commonly either a cyst or cartilage material. Usually it is s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes gargling with peroxide and salt water helps. Sometimes rinsing your mouth out and gargling after meals helps.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Very unlikely: Oral herpes can only be contracted by direct physical contact with another person who has an active herpetic lesion. It may be possible in some rare c... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Maximize therapy.: There are lots of things you can do. 1. Low salt diet. 2. Control your allergies. 3. Take specific medications such as a fluid pill, prescribed b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
High: It is estimated that 70-80% of children in preschool age will have one ear infection. Preschoolers in a daycare or an actual preschool program where ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Anytime you can't swallow properly, you run the risk of not eating all of the food types, particularly protein (meat) and thereby can become malnouris... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Depends on severity: In cases of severe reflux, lots can go wrong. You can get sores, scar tissue, narrowing and stricture formation of both the foodpipe (esophagus) and w... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Swollen lymph nodes: Swollen lumps in the neck in the areas you're describing are typically lymph nodes that have enlarged due to either an infection, inflammation or tumo... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even tho... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Persistent inflammation: Although you quit 8 months ago, you still have persistent inflammation from years of smoking. In addition ongoing exposure to secondhand smoke is a pr... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Smoking and alcohol tend to make laryngitis worse.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Jaw clenching is often associated with TMJ problems.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Throat sensitivity: Most likely this throat sensitivity and discomfort is because of some form of inflammation within the throat. You might have a low-grade infection, po... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Usually: Most often an otoplasty is considered plastic surgery and is elective in nature. It is usually done for prominent ears but can also be performed in c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
unusual: A heightened sense of smell can occur in various neurological diseases, tumors in the brain and low grade sinus infections. Some medications might cau... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Irrigate/followup: Deviated septum and sinus surgery have come a long way over the past decade. Now most patients don't need packing and don't get bruised or swollen on ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Cheyne-Stokes: This is abnormal and needs medical attention. Maybe heart or brain related. When you hyperventilate, you blow off excess C02. and at some point your b... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Do not clench or grind, chew softly and relax, your jaw will thank you.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: When your throat is sore, then try steam and honey, your voice will say thanks.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
An ENT doc is best: Ear nose and throat (ENT) are best suited to look at this area. They have specialized tools including fiberoptics to be able to see the throat area an... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Don't scream or shout, do speak softly, Don't clear your throat, do treat your heartburn.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: It is important to explain to your doctor where it hurts and what makes it worse or better.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Inflammation: Is it possible that the problem is either outer or middle ear. It is unlikely coming from the inner ear. The eardrum is probably inflamed due to your... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even tho... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Outer ear infection: The key to the diagnosis here is that the ear lobe hurts when you move it. I suspect that you have an ear infection within the outer ear canal. Pullin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Depends on severity: A few days, at the least until the fever is gone. If the child is really sick, keep them home until the fever is gone and they are able to drink and ... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Excellent surgeon. Well respected by the local physician community.
Dr. William Johnston
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
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I have no idea. I didn't ask the question, but mine will not stay in place.it makes me feel like I broke my tail bone
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Thanks,that makes sense.He's suppose to see his doc in a couple days.
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Ty for your reply I am going to be checked by the dr

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, NS
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

TopDoc Award
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Washington - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Seattle Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

Northwest Face
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