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

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 Does Give a Darn

Phoenix ENT Patient Review from Connie K.

Dr. Lykins is personable, highly competent and he does give a darn.

Dr. Lykins Is Extremely Thorough

Phoenix ENT Patient Review from Kelly V.

I’ve known Dr. Christopher Lykins socially for several years.  When my Allergist told me I needed to see a ENT doctor and that surgery on my head or neck was probably inevitable – I broke my rule of not hiring friends for care or services.

Dr. Lykins was extremely thorough – walking me through my CT scans to show me what was going on. He also took the time to share important details to help me understand what my surgery would entail and what I could expect as I recover from surgery.

Dr. Lykins and his helpful staff were able to schedule my surgery relatively quickly – which was a relief, because I was required to continue antibiotics until I could get this particular ENT procedure done.

My surgery was yesterday, and as far as I can tell – it went great.  My post-surgery pain levels are surprisingly low (about what it was pre-surgery – which is exactly what Dr. Lykins said I could expect.

It’s too soon to tell how successful this will be in addressing the chronic ENT illness issues I have had for a long time, but all in all, the overall patient experience was great.  I would highly recommend Dr. Lykins and his staff for their expert ear, nose, and throat medical care.

Kelly V.
Originally Reviewed on Yelp

Dr. Lykins’ Surgical Skills are Excellent

I just finished being treated by Dr. Lykins which included a surgical procedure.

I am very happy and satisfied with the treatment. Dr. Lykins is bright, personable, thorough and professional. He spends time with you as a patient, you never feel rushed and his surgical skills are excellent.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lykins to anyone in need of the services of a Scottsdale ENT specialist.

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.