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Dr. Nader Kalantar

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
San Dimas
16 years experience male

Locations

ENT Institute of California

San Dimas

Address

1334 W Covina Blvd, Suite 201, San Dimas
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
45 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Surgery.: I can't tell you specifically what they do at Johns Hopkins, but it is most likely what is recommended everywhere: surgery. The procedure, called tym... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your doct... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Sistrunk procedure.: Most patients are asleep for this surgery. An incision is made over the cyst. The cyst is removed plus its thin tract, which extends upward near the m... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Not likely.: If this truly is the "worst headache you've ever had" you should go to the ER to make sure it isn't serious. Sinus infections usually cause facial pre... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Yes, but...: ...only in appropriately selected patients. For example, patients with obstructive sleep apnea, those with significant medical problems, or controvers... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Accreditation.: An accredited surgery center meets strict standards for safety, equipment, and staff credentials. It should be licensed by the state, and accredited b... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Depends.: Good question. Depends why it is happening. If it is occurring due to muscle tension dysphonia (inappropriate use of muscles of voice production), it'... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Regulates calcium.: They make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which regulates the body's calcium and phosphate levels. These levels are important for normal nerve and muscle ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
See an ENT: There are many possibilities, including enlarged lymph nodes, cysts of the neck, or salivary gland issues. You may need a CT or MRI scan for further s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
See an ENT.: This is a very common complaint, called globus sensation. Your ENT doctor will examine your throat to find the cause. It is not likely to be caused b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Good news!: This means that your blood test showed that you are NOT infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, syphilis, or malaria... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Either way is fine.: Azithromycin can be taken with or without food.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
20-30 minutes.: The surgery itself is usually around 20-30 minutes, but the time needed for anesthesia--going to sleep and waking up--is about the same. Therefore, to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Normal.: It's called the photic sneeze reflex, and it occurs in around 20-30% of the population. The reason it exists is not well understood. No treatment is n... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Try saline.: You may first want to check with your surgeon because there are several different kinds of packing. Usually, over the counter nasal saline (salt wate... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Avoid repeat injury.: Bite injuries to the lip heal quickly so long as you don't repeatedly injure the same spot. This can be tough when the area is swollen. Make sure to c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Yes!: Just be sure to follow the dosing directions on the box.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Try a Water Pik.: An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use it in it... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Need path results.: Start it ASAP after surgery, as long as you won't have post-op radioiodine therapy (RAI) used for some thyroid cancers-- in which case start AFTE... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Unlikely mistaken.: To reassure you, if a board certified ENT doctor evaluated your nostril and felt your concern was cartilage, it is highly unlikely to be anything else... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Might help.: Steroids bring down swelling and inflammation so your symptoms may improve sooner. They are especially effective in patients with sinusitis due to nas... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Ignore: Soft diet and heat pad, plus Night Guard made by dentist, will soothe your sore jaw.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
No hard/crunchy food: Check with your surgeon on his/her preferences. In general, ENT doctors recommend a strict soft diet for a full 2 weeks after surgery. That means noth... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
See an ENT doctor.: An ENT doctor can examine the ear, and often will have an audiologist measure your hearing and ear pressures as part of the workup. This will determi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
See an ENT.: An ENT doctor (otolaryngologist) can examine your throat and help determine if allergy, reflux, and/or other issue underlies your symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Yes.: Vinegar is an acid, so it's normal if it causes a burning sensation when consumed. Avoid excessive consumption of acidic foods; they can trigger... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you more about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Many possibilities.: It's not possible to say why your throat hurts when you swallow without more details or your history and an exam. There are many potential sources of ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
No need to worry.: Rest assured; cancerous growths would be likely to grow or change significantly over 5 years. Observation of the area over time with regular follow up... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Take him to ER: He needs medical evaluation ASAP. Call 911 if necessary.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Hold pressure.: Sit down and gently squeeze the soft part of the nose between your thumb and finger (so that the nostrils are closed) for a full 10 min. Lean forward ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Not recommended.: Aside from the fact that decongestant nose sprays can cause rebound congestion if used for more than 3 days in a row, the FDA assigns phenylephrine pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Residency and...: In the U.S., a general ENT surgeon (otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon) has completed 4 yrs of medical school followed by 5 yrs of very intensive ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Ear, nose, & throat: Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT Surgeons (ear, nose, & throat) or Head & Neck Surgeons, provide medical and surgical care for disorders o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Try a Water Pik.: An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use the devi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Www.aboto.org: The American Board of Otolaryngology website, www.aboto.org, has a continually updated searchable database of all board certified otolaryngologists an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Ointment & saline: Keep nose moisturized with antibiotic ointment or Vaseline; place pea sized amount pressed with pad of thumb into each nostril twice daily. You can a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
#1 is neck mass.: The most common presenting symptom of nasopharyngeal cancer is painless enlargement of lymph node(s) in the neck. This is followed by nasal symptoms ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Return in 2-3 months: I usually follow up with my patients 2-3 months after they begin daily use of nasal steroids to assess the effects of the treatment. In some cases, su... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Head and neck disorders: Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) Surgeons or Head and Neck Surgeons, provide both medical and surgical care for issues inv... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Depends.: The key with tinnitus (ringing/noise in ears) is to try to mask it with background noise. Simply put, it becomes harder to hear the ti... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
They're different.: Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is not commonly used for initial treatment of sinusitis. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a medication that may help you bec... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Discharge = general: Discharge is a general term that simply means any type of substance leaking out from somewhere, such as pus, clear fluid, mucus, etc. As such, bleedi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
See audiologist 1st.: It is important to first see a board-certified audiologist who will test your hearing and diagnose any hearing issues. This determines what type of he... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Definitely.: Very commonly, people with Sjogren syndrome will have enlarged parotid glands. Parotid glands are the large salivary glands in front of your ear. If e... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Go to the ER.: Post-tonsillectomy bleeding can be very dangerous. If there are clots or active bleeding present, call your surgeon and/or go to the ER right away.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
No hard/crunchy food: Check with your surgeon, but most will recommend a strict soft diet for a full 2 weeks after surgery. That means nothing with hard or crunchy edges. T... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
No.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV, causes intermittent episodes of vertigo--usually a violent spinning sensation-- that last several secon... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Depends.: Most of these cases are simply due to a sore spot in your nose that bled, and is now in a persistent cycle of bleeding, crusting over, and re-bleeding... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Not ideal dosing.: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is indeed effective at killing the most common bacteria that cause middle ear infection (acute otitis media). In fact, it is o... Read More

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Apr 4, 2015
Very knowledgeable ENT expert. Advice is thorough and can be trusted.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kalantar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kalantar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thanks doctor for your advice and time :)
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

University of Florida College of Medicine

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Honor Medical Society, UCLA, elected 2006
Phi Beta Kappa, Honor Society, UCLA, elected 2002
Summa Cum Laude, UCLA, 2002

Affiliations

Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology
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