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Dr. Ramin Ipakchi

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
VA
22 years experience

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Persian

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
19 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Requires further testing: The articulation issue is highly unusual and neuromuscular issues should be ruled out. I would consider blood work for lyme, p/cANCA, ANA, FTA, TSH, RF to rule out more systemic issues. It is reasonable to put him on a bid PPI to treat reflux as he has a history of it and if it is significant may actually cause inflammation in the noted area. I hope this helps
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Probably not: Enlarged thyroid needs observation. It can cause issues with breathing, hoarseness, lump in the throat feeling, If you haven't already, you may need an Ultrasound to evaluate for possible nodules or masses. You should see an endocrinologist or ENT doctor for further intervention or sometimes your primary may order an ultrasound. Enlarged thyroid is common, however.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
No.: Tonsils should only be removed if they are causing issues or are asymmetric. Tonsils are nothing more than houses of immune cells and there is no reason to take them out if they aren't causing you any problems.

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Mar 31, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ipakchi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ipakchi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I've been pretty down about this injury to my RLN! Thank you for giving me hope!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you, it was very informative
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Ok gonna try to get an appt Tom alittle nervous

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1999MD
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