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Dr. Jeffrey Israel

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Portland, OR
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

3500 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR
Directions

Insurances accepted

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan

About

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
The : The main question one needs to know is why have you been recommended to have your tonsils removed? Recurrent tonsillitis is the main reason for recom... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
The : The nose being so prominent on the face is therefore most subject to trauma when participating in sports. Since the nose is somewhat pyramidal in shap... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
You : You may well have fractured your nasal bones. That could be what's causing the pain. If the nose is twisted and/or there is difficulty breathing or if... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Taking : Taking a fall on the volley ball court and landing on your chest with subsequent painful coughing leads me to think of 2 possible injuries. The first... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
What : What you are describing are tonsilliths .... These are small stones that can occur in the crypts (pockets) that are located on the surface of your ton... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
There : There are no real drawbacks to having two different nasal procedures done at the same time. The septal surgery to improve breathing and hopefully impr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
I : I concur with the other answers. It would take a very bold person to set his own nose. The results in addition to being painful would be highly unpred... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, this is one of the problems with piercing ear cartilage. Naproxen and ice are not sufficient to take care of this problem. The beginn... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Very : Very seldom is the size of the ear diminished during bilateral otopla sties (ear tucks). Sometimes the ear lobe if too dependent (long) can be revised... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
When : When you say you have a cyst in the jaw area, are you speaking of a cyst in the skin overlying the jaw or a cyst in the bone of the jaw. The answer t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
It : It is between the doctor and the patient to decide if cosmetic nasal surgery is indicated. If a surgeon has a concern about the patient's expectations... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Your : Your history is complex enough that it warrants a full exam by an ENT doctor. There is a small possibility that the tonsils were not completely remov... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Many : Many times septoplasty is all that is needed to correct nasal obstruction. Perhaps 1/2 or my patients also suffer from rhinitis. If we have not made h... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Having : Having had a fish bone in my throat i know what you are feeling. The good news is that most of the time a bony foreign body in the throat scratches i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
It : It sounds as though you are having a problem with your tmjs (temporo-mandibular joints). Have you had any recent trauma? Do you grind or clench your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Two : Two areas of concern should be addressed. The first would be your sinuses. If there is an infection there this is could lead to breath problems. Your ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, once a nose has been injured and the cartilage and bone have healed into the "new" position, there is no way to get them back to where ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
In : In my experience, surgery for repair of cleft lip/palate nasal deformities can be quite challenging even in the best of hands. Usually by the time an... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
First : First of all, you must know that mucous is normal. It's necessary to lubricate our membranes and help fight infection. We produce up to 1-2 quarts p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Israel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Depending : Depending on your level of hydration your salivary glands produce anywhere from 1-1.5 quarts of saliva per day. You have 3 pairs of major salivary gla... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Having surgery can be an anxious prospect, however from the moment I met with DR. Israel I knew I could trust him. I was refered to him for breathing and constent sinus difficulties I had been sufferi...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I am a Family Physician and also the grandfather of David who had bilateral cleft lip deformity that was corrected by Dr Israel and his team at Northwest Permanente in 2005. I had many discussions wi...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Israel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks,also my cyst is located just above the jaw bone is it posable for a dermitoligist to remove it?? Please email me at cwhite8176@gmail.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals

Residency

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Awards

David Lawrence Community Group Service Award, Kaiser Permanente
Distinguished Physician Award, Kaiser Permanente
Top Otolaryngologist, Second Place, Oregon - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
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