Board-certified Otolaryngologist Dr. Chris Lykins has practiced medicine in Phoenix since 2002.
Dr. Christopher Lykins treats all disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Areas of interest include:
- Sinus Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
- Facial Plastic Surgery
- Nasal Obstructions
- Head and Neck Masses
- Hearing Loss
- Pediatric ENT
Dr. Lykins enjoys practicing all aspects of Otolaryngology but with his fellowship background in facial plastic surgery, he particularly enjoys the treatment of challenging functional nasal reconstruction. In addition, he was one of the earliest adopters of minimally invasive thyroid surgery in the Phoenix metro area.
As my patient, I respect that you are the most important member of your health care team.
As your ENT doctor, it is my duty to help you decide on the best course of action for health and treatment of ears, nose or throat.
– Dr. Christopher Lykins
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Lykins has been repeatedly recognized for his personal approach and commitment to providing the best ENT services in Phoenix by both his fellow colleagues and – most importantly – his patients.
Dr. Lykins receives my highest accolades.
On meeting Dr. Lykins for the first time – he was extremely knowledgeable, thorough in explaining the issue and treatment options, all the while answering any questions and making me feel very comfortable. Never did I feel rushed.
Dr. Lykins is very skilled surgeon. He performed a hemi-thyroidectomy on me and the incision site is barely visible. Since Dr. Lykins is also a board certified Plastic Surgeon, that should come as no surprise.
It was easy to get an appointment and Dr. Lykins should pride himself on running on time without keeping you waiting. In addition, all the office personnel that I interacted with, either in person or over the phone, were courteous, helpful and prompt in returning phone calls if necessary. I am so impressed with Dr Lykins and his office staff that I have already referred a relative to his practice and would recommend that others seek out his expertise as well.Our ENT Patients
Dr. Lykins is an unbelievable surgeon!
Dr. Lykins removed our daughter’s adenoids and tonsils in two separate surgeries. With each surgery she had relatively little recovery time and was back on her feet (and eating!) that same day. His method on the tonsils was quick and painless. I would highly recommend you see him for this procedure and others. His staff is friendly and accommodating and he is an unbelievable surgeon.Pediatric Tonsillectomy Parents
I would certainly refer anyone to Dr. Lykins.
I had sinus surgery without any problems. Not even any packing!
Nice bedside manner and seems really concerned when you explain what is going on with your health.
Thank you again Dr. Lykins!
Dr. Lykins Takes Pride in His Work
This review is long past due. Dr. Lykins performed my partial thyroidectomy in Oct 2014. This sounds common, but it is not an easy surgery and my goiter was particularly large. Dr. Lykins takes pride in his work, he wants to do an excellent job, and he did take all the extra time in surgery that day to get it right. I have a very small scar, but did not suffer any of the possible complications from the surgery.
As is typical, I had pre and post op office visits with Dr. Lykins. He has a cheerful personality, he explained everything, answered all my questions, and he did not rush.
Dr. Lykins seems like he genuinely likes what he is doing and wanted me to have a successful experience. At a post-op office visit the MA was busy, so he took out my last lingering stitch himself instead of making me wait.Gloria D.
Best ENT Doctor in the world!
Dr. Lykins is the BEST doctor I have ever been to and I am almost 70 years old. He diagnosed me correctly and after 5 previous surgeries, he FIXED my problem after being told I would “just have to live with it”. I would recommend him to anyone.
If you have a severe sinus problem this is the doctor for you! I really don’t think I could have survived much longer without your skill and the genuine care you gave to me. Thanks to you I have my life back.
Bachelor of Science in General Biology at University of Arizona
While at the University of Arizona, Dr Lykins graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Medical School at Yale University
While at Yale, Dr Lykins served as class president for two years and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He was also awarded the honor of marching at the head of his class.
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency at University of Washington
While at the University of Washington, Dr. Lykins completed an additional year of research dedicated to bio-materials in reconstruction in addition to his clinical work.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University
During his fellowship, Dr. Lykins earned the distinction of achieving the highest Board scores in the nation in his examination.
Besides medicine and his daughter, Dr. Lykins has a deep dedication to music. In between college and medical school, Dr. Lykins was a touring guitarist in an internationally known rock band. He is currently playing bass in a local rockabilly band that performs throughout the West. For recreation he enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, and reading.