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Dr. Parag Parikh

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Niagara Falls, NY
23 years experience male

Locations

Mt. St. Mary's,ent clinic

Niagara Falls, NY

Address

6941 Elaine drive, Niagara Falls, NY
Directions

Fax

(716) 282-1266

About

Bio

I am an ear nose throat surgeon,treating all ages,over the years have learnt to listen and treat patients to my best ability.I have been practicing for last 30 years,a satisfying profession.I treat children to seniors,with medical as well as surgical methods.

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: California, New York

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Cough: Initially,mucinx trial ,this helps thin out the mucous,and helps clearing the mucous,if the cough persists see a lung Dr.or your Physician,for further... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Needs orthopedic Eva: Appears possible lateral ligament or capsular strain,,usually anti inflamatory meds,and splinting with support with knee brace,if symptoms worsen,you ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Flu: Two things could happen,1 you get flu or 2 you don't get flu,depending on your immunity
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Sore throat: Only time caffine(coffee) will give sore throat is from really,hot coffe! But if you have sore throat,coffee ,has no bearing on the outcome of you sym... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Optimum dose of thy: Following surgery,your levels of TSH should be monitered,and replacement therapy to started,this is usually four or six weekly adjustment depending on... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Stuffy nose in pregn: Due to hormonal changes,there changes in nasal mucosa,increased vascularity,there is increased congestion,sometimes dryness,and cleares after pregnanc... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Crackling in neck: Since you have already seen 3 ent,it seems you have not had a satisfactory explanation,Since you have no other symptoms,The crackling you feel,to me,i... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Unlikely relation: If you are having true vertigo, ie a distinct spinning sensation it is slightly less likely that clenching of the jaw and hand movement are the causes... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lymph nodes: Cold should not affect the ultrasound,US evaluates the size and texture of nodes,wheatear solid or cystic,and will not give diagnosis.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Nicotine: One of the causes of dizziness,is smoking,can cause it or make it worse,nicotine does not help dizziness,do not make it an excuse to smoke.you may wan... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Vision and headaches: ,if there is associated pain or tenderness on your temples,should worry about temporal arteries,need to see an opthlmologist soon,but your symptom of ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Need Rx: Your symptoms are consistent with allergic rhinitis. Unfortunately most OTC decongestants will give you some of the side effects you describe. You can... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Needs further workup: Any nodule over 1cm should undergo at the very minimum a fine needle aspiration biopsy. A recommendation may also be made to bypass the needle biopsy ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Reflux: Cyst on your tonsil is an incidental finding,the symptom of feeling of a lump in throat,is a fairly common symptom,try modifying your diet,,anti refl... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tongue tie: She may have tongue tie,the tip of tongue is held back due to a residual membrane under the tongue,if so ,this needs to be released,surgically ,have h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Chondrites: From history it sounds like she may have chosrodermatitis helicis ,due inflammation of skin of pinna and ear cartilage,avoid sleeping on that side ,ge... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Voice treatment: Without more specific complains,it seems you may have two different problems,vibrating voice may be vocal cord polyps,lump in front could be anything ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: No,unless she has middle ear fluid,for some time,you should have that checked,if yes,consider tubes,in ears,,following antibiotic failure
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenitis: There are any causes of enlarged nodes in neck,primary function of lymph nodes is in simple terms to trap germs to help fight infections,all depends ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Gerd treatment: Depends on what you mean by crackle!gerd or acid reflux,treated by meds and diet modification,(symptoms of gerd are foreign body sensation,intermitten... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Purpura: Hello, a non tender bruise may be due to trauma, or in the absence of any, a possible burst blood vessel due to infection or trauma that you may not h... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Possible sinusitis: Hi Emma, Blood in your mucous ( if you are otherwise healthy), after an infection is likely due to the excessive inflammation in your airways. You may... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Transmission. water: A tropical disease,transmitted commonly by water,food,from carriers ,not washing hands,hence by ingestion,
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Ear canal irritation: Unfortunately leaving ear buds in the ear at night will cause irritation to the ear canal and the only way to minimize that irritation is to discontin... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Circulation of blood: Heart is a pump,that works non stop,to keep you alive,and is divide in two sections,rt,.and left,all your activities and production of. Carbon dioxide... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds are common,from dry atmosphere,heating,constant air condition usage,most of the times,simple saline sprays will work,if,this does not help,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Eye drops: The drops are mild,for the yes,any drops used in eyes,go through tear ducts in nose,and there on to throat,as in tears we swallow them
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Reflux and cough: Have the child evaluated ,for reflux,by esophageal probe,once diagnosis is established ,treatment can be started,
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Possible tonsillitis: If your tonsil has been inflamed and painful for some time, it may be the cause of your productive cough with blood. If it is not painful, you should ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Sore throat,: Sore throat of recent onset,could be caused by many factors,dry mouth,irritation from,spices ,temperature hot foods,if throat has been sore,for some t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Glue ear effects: Glue ears in a child cause hearing loss,can make them clumsy,but does not affect fine or gross motor skills,consider a neurological consult after glue... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Game addiction.: This is a type of addiction,good thing is you are worried about your studies,so sell your x box,replace it with reading/physical activities,,and slowl... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Eye drops: Only if the drops are still in the bottle,and closed.the bottle needs to be washed,before use.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
No: No,you can try and control your gag reflex by consciously not thinking about it,once you start gagging it is difficult to control it
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Try to avoid this: It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy. Epsom salt is Magnesium s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Post nasal drip: Brown and yellow does not mean infection,if you are working in a dusy environment,the mucous gets to trap,these particles,and the fine hairs,in nose C... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Why nosebleeds: Many causes of nosebleeds,commonest being dryness,when the small blood vessels open up,can,be stopped with pinching nose,repeaters episodes should be ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Aspergers..?.: Anything online for medical diagnosis,can be misleading ,can be helpful,there is a tendency for people to think all the symptoms,are theirs,so,take th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Renal failure treatm: Renal failure is irreversible,can be controlled unlikely to be cured,options would be renal dialysis,in end stage failure transplant,,requiring anti r... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tongue: If numbness just started,and no other symptoms,there may be localized event,pressure on tongue,from biting or sleeping on side,sometimes middle ear in... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Sore in throat: It appears to be canker sore,or also called aphthous ulcer,usually clears on it's own,but may recurr on a different,area,if it is a recurring problem ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Agree it is insignif: The basic function of lymph nodes is to trap germs and attempt to kill them,,resulting in their enlargement,other causes,that need further evaluation,... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Cysts,: In the mouth mucosa there are many mucous glands(minor salivary glands)if any of them get obstructed at its opening,the mucous cannot be secreted,the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenitis: Many cause for enlarged nodes,infections,the purpose of lymph nodes is to trap germs,they are doing their work,but other causes should be looked at,bl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Loss of smell: It is called anosmia,can be caused by viral infection,flu,or chronic sinus infection,polyps also can cause this,rarely,olfactory nerve diseases,tis al... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Allergy: No,petrositis will affect eye muscle,bags under the eyes,could allergies,sinusitis.could also be familial
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: Inspite of repeated treatment,infection persists(chronic sinusitis)see an ENT surgeon for CT and discuss options ,surgical intervention,if all else fa... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Apnea childhood : If the question for a child ,children with tonsil and adenoid hyper trophy,,with snoring and possible apnea,.unfortunately some children are labeled w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tonsils: First step is to see an ENT surgeon,if treatment with antibiotics fail,it is important,specially if you are smoker,
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Herpes: If it is a cold sore,there are many cold viruses (herpes)known Also as herpes simplex,has a tendency to recurr under stress,self limiting,different fr... Read More

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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parikh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parikh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Voice is hoarse, no one is looking into it. Cancer of the lung is all anyone cares about. Feel really sick. Wish I could see you...smile.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. I was unsure because it just appeared after a virus
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just had Endoscopy, they are saying Eisonophilic Esophagitis, no clue

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

suny,at bufallo
Completed 1984

Residency

UC-Irvine
Completed 2004

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Buffalo Region - Spring
2016
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, New York - Spring
2016
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