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.
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.
Dr. Chris Lykins Took the Extra Time
I saw Dr. Lykins and thought he was very professional. Dr. Chris Lykins took the extra time needed to answer any questions and he was very friendly – he also took the time to check up on me at the hospital the day after my surgery.
The scar left after my surgery with Dr. Lykins was very small and other medical professionals have commented on how good it looks.
Their helpful ENT office offers new patient forms right on their website, so you can fill out prior to your visit – which is great way to save time.
The biggest surprise was the refund I received because I was overcharged for my surgery. The office probably could have kept the amount which was over $100 and I wouldn’t have known.Paul O.Originally Posted on Yelp
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
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.
I Appreciated Dr. Christopher Lykins’ Professionalism
I was referred to Dr. Lykins by my dentist for a parotidectomy. I had seen another ENT doctor prior and wanted to get a second opinion.
I appreciated Dr. Christopher Lykins’ professionalism and the time he took to explain the surgery to me as well as his follow through after my surgery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lykins!Pam E.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.