Dr. Bobak Ghaheri

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Gresham, OR
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

1111 NE 99th Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Office

Gresham, OR

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Ohio and spent my first 26 years there. That's where I met my wife, and after completing undergrad and medical school at THE Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!), we married and moved to Oregon, where we've lived ever since. I spend most of my free time with my wife and daughter, exploring the world and trying to keep up with them.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
12 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
What : What you're describing sounds like eustachian tube dysfunction. If you get congested/sick/allergic/or are a smoker, your nose may not provide an open... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Whistle : You could have a small hole in your eardrum that's allowing air escape. Or, the movement of the eardrum itself is making that noise.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Phlegmon: A phlegmon is basically an early abscess, often involving a lymph nose that was draining an infection. Usually, antibiotics are enough, but if your sy... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sinus infections: A humidifier can help but i actually recommend that people use a sinus irrigation kit. A popular variety is the neti pot by neilmed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sjogren's: You need to see a rheumatologist. Nsaids, steroids, and some chemo therapeutic agents can help.
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A member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
This : This wouldn't be related to the pituitary, which is inside the brain. You may be thinking of the thyroid gland, which is just beneath the adam's apple... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Globus: That's a common description for globus. The most common cause is reflux, either acid (gerd) or non-acid (lpr).
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Nodules: Absolutely. Unless they are large, most nodules are found using an ultrasound. Larger nodules can be palpated in the office. People who are hypothyroi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Tonsillitis : I've noticed it takes adults slightly longer to recover, even 7-10 days. Beyond that, i'd suspect that a non infectious cause may be present.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Earache: Possibly. If the ache is due to wax impaction then it can help. Also if a low grade infection, but i recommend having someone look before you decide o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Uveitis : Some people who get uveitis get it because of an autoimmune condition. Occasionally, this can affect your kidneys. I recommend immediate evaluation wh... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
The : The loss of one's sense of smell can have numerous potential causes. I would recommend starting with an ENT doctor, who can perform a smell test call... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Salivary gland : Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (subman... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
This : This is a very hard question to answer, as there's not much research in this area, but i've heard this before with people who use afrin or sudafed (an... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Generally : Generally speaking, i recommend that patients see a doctor when one of two criteria are met: 1) you have a cold that is not getting better after 7 day... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Labyrinthitis: True labyrinthitis is hearing loss and vertigo. The vertigo is usually constant, even at rest, but is worsened by movement. If you have the vertigo co... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sjogrens: A rheumatologist is who you need to see. Usually, medicines to suppress your immune system are used. These can include low dose chemo meds, immune mod... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Tinnitus : If the ringing is from hearing loss, the use of hearing aids can make it less noticeable by amplifying the sound in the frequencies where hearing loss... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Tmj: Generally, TMJ does not affect your hearing at all. It can mimic an ear infection, however. Deep-rooted pain, ringing, and occasional dizziness can oc... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Sinus rinse: It's safe to use every day. If you're sick/allergic, then you can use it multiple times/day.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Spray: It probably refers to nasal saline spray to help flush out the mucous. This can be helpful.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Cough : Some illnesses can cause a bronchitis-like cough that occasionally needs steroids like prednisone. Other possibilities include allergies and acid refl... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Cough: If it's happening around the same time, it could be allergy-related. The symptoms can mimic a cold. Other possibilities are acid reflux.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Blood blisters : Yes, you can get blood blisters or petechiae with any significant throat infection. I've even seen them in severe reflux.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Throat closing: Yes it is possible, but in my practice I have noticed that most people who have the sensation of throat closing usually have it as a result of uncontr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Without : Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflu... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Ghaheri has those attributes you demand in a doctor. #1. He's knowledgeable. #2 He really listens to you and doesn't rush you. But #3 is my favorite attribute. Dr. Ghaheri is a fighter and took ...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I have had ear/nose/throat issues for my entire life. When I moved to Portland, my allergies got a lot worse, but my PCP kept misdiagnosing them as ear infections. I sought out Dr. Ghaheri for another...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Ghaheri has been my doctor for over 2 years. He is very thorough, kind and patient. He is also my husband's doctor. Before finding Dr. Ghaheri we had been to several doctors trying to get help w...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply dr, I got this while playing a rugby match, it came on v quick and have it evr since, I smoke also, do I worry
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Thanks, rubber r cutting my gums I put anti fungal ointment still hurt
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank u very much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University College of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals

Residency

Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals

Awards

Summa Cum Laude, The Ohio State University
Phi Beta Kappa, The Ohio State University
Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honors Society), The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Affiliations

American Rhinologic Society
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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