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.
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. 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 Extremely Thorough
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 Truly Cares About His Patients.
The staff are professional, compassionate and appear to like their jobs. They are always happy and supportive. Dr. Lykins is an ultimate, positive, upbeat, energetic and knowledgeable person. He truly cares about his patients. I am glad to have him as an ENT; in fact, I wish I knew about him years ago.Our ENT Patients
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.
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.