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. Chris Lykins is one of the finest Doctors I have dealt with.
Dr. Chris Lykins is one of the finest doctors I have dealt with. He took on a problem with a growth in my nose that no one else would deal with. Because of my heart condition the growth had to be removed under local anesthesia. He saw the problem, scheduled the surgery and removed the growth (which turned out to be cancer). I had been dealing with this painful problem for over 6 months. It is absolutely worth any distance to travel to get this type of excellent treatment.
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.Myringotomy Mom and Dad
The most professional, caring and knowledgeable doctors I have seen in all my 68 years.
I have never met a doctor that cares so very much about the care he gives his patient. I was in management for 26 years and if I had to give Dr. Lykins an overall rating it would 150%!Our ENT Patient
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 Highly Recommend Dr. Lykins
I’ve tried other ENT Doctors – only to be disappointed when I didn’t see relief for my ENT issues.
Within 15 minutes of visiting with Dr. Lykins, I felt I was in the right spot. Dr. Chris Lykins listened to me while I shared my symptoms so he could properly diagnose my issue and develop a care plan by my second office visit.
I went to several ENTs without relief, before calling Dr. Chris Lykins, and I’m glad I did. I no longer have the breathing problems I once had, thanks to the expert diagnosis and care options Dr. Lykins provided during my second ENT doctors appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Lykins.Chris U.Originally Reviewed on Yelp
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.