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 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.
If you are thinking about getting your gauged ears sewn up – definitely see Dr. Chris Lykins.
I am really late in writing this review (like a year) – Dr. Lykins, please forgive me 🙂
I had 1-1/8″ gauges and then I decided to get a real job, so I needed to get my gauged earlobes sewed up. Dr. Lykins was really friendly, confident and knew exactly what he was doing. The procedure was not only painless, but he put on a cool “chill” playlist – so we were listening to music and having a conversation the whole time. Dr. Lykins even let me (don’t get grossed out) film the procedure on my phone, so I was able to see everything as it was happening (maybe not your thing).
I found out that a friend of mine was a keynote speaker at an Ear Nose and Throat medical conference, so I brought up Dr. Lykins to him to get an “inside perspective”. This friend of mine is a well-respected ENT doctor, and had nothing but great things to say about Dr. Chris Lykins. So there you have it – from both the bottom (patient) and top (fellow ENT expert doc) of the healthcare “totem pole”.
Now, a year later, when I share with new friends that I used to have gauges, I actually have to show old photos to these new friends before they’ll believe me. Without a doubt – if you are thinking about getting your gauged ears sewn up – definitely see Dr. Chris Lykins.
Enjoy : )Jason F.Originally Posted on Yelp
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.
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.
Fine Hands and Good Accuracy
I had septoplasty to rebuilt another septum that I had 18+ years ago. Turn out much less painful than what I recalled originally. I can breathe and my eyesight is improved upon.
Overall, the doctor has fine hands and good accuracy with a couple of stories to make you feel fine. Good luck and enjoy, you will be fine.Our ENT Patients
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.