Scottsdale ENT Dr Christopher Lykins MD
  • ExpertiseOtolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon
  • Associations

    American Academy of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

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    • Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
    • Scottsdale Thompson Medical Center

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Board-certified Otolaryngologist Dr. Chris Lykins has practiced medicine in Phoenix since 2002.

Areas of Treatment

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
  • Allergy
  • 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.

Philosophy

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

Awards and Accolades

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.

Vitals.com Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Years

The Patients’ Choice Award – 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Years

Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years, such an honor is granted to just a few distinct doctors in the United States.

Vitals.com 2014 Top 10 Scottsdale ENT Doctor

Thanks to patient ratings on Vitals.com, Dr. Chris Lykins has been distinguished as a Top 10 Doctor in Scottsdale, Arizona.

To help patients in search of quality care, Vitals.com highlights the top 10 doctors within each specialty and geographic area who are consistently highly rated by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year.

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Vitals.com 2014 Doctor
On-Time + Promptness Award

Vitals’ On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments.

The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores.

America’s Top Doctors in 2012 U.S. News & World Report

Dr. Lykins was named as one of America’s Top Doctors within the ENT speciality.

A total of 285 Otolaryngologists were named – only the top 1% achieve this national recognition for outstanding work.

The 2002 Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence

The Jack R. Anderson Prize for Scholastic Excellence is awarded annually to a single U.S. or Canadian surgeon who achieves the highest combined score on the written and oral portions of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery board exam.

ENT Doctor Ratings & Reviews: What Our Patients Have To Say About My Care

I really like Dr. Lykins!

ZocDoc patient review

I have visited Dr. Lykins 2 or 3 times, and he is really kind and friendly. I will have him as my primary doctor for nose / allergy issues. No doubt.

No Scars and Both Function and Aesthetics are Better Than I Ever Thought Possible

Dr. Chris Lykins did both a septoplasty and rhinoplasty for a congenital malformation. The surgery went extremely well and I experienced very little pain or discomfort. There are no scars and both function and aesthetics of my nose are better than I ever thought possible.

We are so pleased with Dr. Lykins that we wish he practiced all fields of medicine!

Dr. Lykins performed our daughters myringotomy and the surgery was so fast and efficient that he was already meeting me at the curb to say all was well while I was in the process of contacting my wife that our daughter had just gone into surgery.

Follow through was excellent. Dr. Lykins takes the time without making you feel rushed to share information and recommendations. He is pleasant to speak with and knowledgeable.

We would recommend to anyone needing an ENT. From office staff to nursing, a top notch doctors office. Imagine a caring doctor who explains, listens, understands and is skilled and efficient and up-to the minute informed about his profession-that is Dr. Lykins. Thank you to Dr. Chris Lykins and his staff.

Dr. Lykins’ Bedside Manner is the Best I Have Ever Experienced!

I recently moved to the Scottsdale, AZ area and during the move took a fall, which subsequently led to being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My experience with Dr. Lykins and his staff has been phenomenal!

I was seen right away and the testing, diagnosis and surgery was seamless. Additionally, my scar after only five weeks, is almost invisible!!! It’s the envy of several of my friends who have surgery scars 🙂

Dr. Lykins bedside manner is the best I have ever experienced! This condition also led to an FMLA situation for my husband who was deployed to Afghanistan and Stephanie, Dr. Lykins’ nurse, completed the requisite paperwork quickly and efficiently without so much of a follow up phone call needed. I can recommend Dr. Lykins and his staff without hesitation and if given the opportunity would not change a thing regarding my experience. They made an unfortunate and scary situation a breeze for me and my family to deal with.

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.

Doctor Christopher Lykins' Formal Medical Education and Experience

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.

Personal Interests

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.