I had a great experience with Dr. Amanda Salvado at the Santa Monica office!
I came in after having a week of decreased hearing, some dizziness, and tinnitus. Dr. Salvado was super friendly and went through my health history and symptoms. I never felt rushed or intimidated. Dr. Salvado calmly gave me her diagnosis and a followup plan with a referral to get a hearing test. It wasn’t the diagnosis I wanted but I was happy with how the doctor delivered it.
I never had any problems with booking an appointment or with billing at this office/practice.
I would definitely recommend Dr. Salvado and this practice for your ENT needs.
-Ian L via Yelp! January 2016
Nose Job with Dr. Behrad Aynehchi
Broke my nose a couple years ago and never had it fixed properly, but even before that I was not always happy with the way my nose looked. Finally, I did some proactive research on finding a doctor I liked based on previous work and visual idea similar to my own. I found Dr. Aynehchi online and went for a consultation. Dr. Aynehchi was THOROUGH, PATIENT, and LISTENED. He was knowledgeable and I felt at ease. I followed through with the surgery. It was the best decision I have made in my adult life. From the VERY BEGINNING to the VERY END, everything from the office staff, surgical center, nurses, the whole 9 yards was PERFECT and I not once did I hesitate or have second thoughts. I was comfortable through the entire process, it was SMOOTH. My nose is AMAZING. I have not even one slight complaint about my nose. My breathing is 100% clear and my friends and family cannot stop boasting about how amazing my nose is, thanks to Dr. Aynehchi. It’s just perfect and I am SO HAPPY and relieved. If you are considering a nose job, DO NOT HESITATE to schedule a consultation. He changed my life.
My nose needed a lot of work (Rhinoplasty/ Septoplasty/ Turbinate reduction/ Nasal Reconstruction). All of the things I needed were explained to me in the consultation. All of my questions were answered and I felt really confident leaving the office that day, mostly because Dr. Aynehchi is really approachable, calm and focused on his work. I really got the most out of the consultation. He took pictures of the front view and profile and, that same day, he sent me simulations, an example of what I could expect after the surgery. I loved them and started really considering the surgery after this point. Dr. Aynehchi and I were in touch from that point on, he even called me personally to answer all of my questions (I had a lot of questions, all the time).
The surgery was at another location, Beverly Hills Specialty Surgical Center, which was nice and clean and organized. Dr. Aynehchi has great bedside manner, made me feel really comfortable on the day of surgery and continued to give me the best version of my nose I could ask for. The recovery was exactly as the detailed instructions said it would be. No surprises for me. He was available for any questions I had through the recovery as well.
Overall, I felt like I got the best treatment from beginning to end and have recommended him to all my family and friends who might be considering.
This was my first surgery, and the only part I was nervous about was getting the cast off, naturally. I think that says something about a doctor.
A+ across the board, highly recommendable, no questions asked!
Thank you Dr. Aynehchi and staff, for everything. I am ECSTATIC about my nose.
-Nicole M. via Yelp, January 2016
Dr. Salvado was very kind and professional. I highly recommend her for other singers in search of an ENT. She was so insightful and helpful regarding my concerns! It was obvious that she truly cares about the well being of her patients.– Catherine S. via ZocDoc
I’ve been coming to Dr. Aynehchi for my botox every three months after being referred by a friend. He knows his stuff and has such a great personality. Funny guy and very down to earth. I recently graduated to voluma filler for my cheeks and couldn’t be happier.-Natalie M. via Yelp! March 2015
Dr Wang was very nice, friendly and courteous in a very Professional manner. She listened carefully as I described the reason for my visit, then explained to me what could be the cause, and the options of diagnosis. She examined me using one of the options, then carefully explained to me what might have happened, based on her examination and what I’d told her. She prescribed some medication and also recommended a follow up Test with another Doctor, as a necessary precaution. She even asked me if I had any questions for her, and when I mentioned an article that I’d read on the Internet about that condition, she able to explain its different types and stages and where mine was. I was very satisfied and impressed by her knowledge, patience and professionalism.
– Harris D. via ZocDoc
I have recently gone through a surgery for a full Thyroidectomy, a total removal of my thyroids. Dr. Putnam was highly recommended by my primary physician, and now I know why. She is clearly an outstanding surgeon who is, what I call, a “Straight Shooter” with great empathy, a rare but powerful combination, especially amongst the medical community.Dr. Putnam has the ability to take a complex medical problem and simplify it in a finite and explainable form. I felt extremely comfortable and safe with her, and I entrusted her to the point I did not seek a second opinion despite pressure from friends and colleagues to do so. For some reasons, je ne sais quoi, I knew I will take her opinion above all – so why bother!
As a patient, I measure Medical Doctors and quality of care by two simple criteria; Patient engagement experience and technical results or outcomes. Both areas, Dr. Putnam showed exceptional traits, with high degree of emotional intelligence, and an extraordinary performance that was apparent by my quick and exceptional recovery – I truly felt as if nothing had happened!
I hope healthcare professionals and medical institutions do take a note of what Dr. Putnam does and what is important for patients and the future of healthcare. I hope medical schools begin considering integrating soft skills and other non-technical but important social elements as part of their curriculum to help these future generations of doctors.
-Antoine A. via Yelp Oct. 2014
We recently came to the new Santa Monica office and it is beautiful. It was so nice to be in such a clean and inviting setting. Dr. Salvado has been our family Ear Nose and Throat doctor for many years and she is a fabulous doctor. She treats three generations in my family and we all highly recommend her! Dr. Salvado has a wonderful bedside manner and always makes us feel comfortable and fully informed. Dr. Salvado is thorough in her examinations and her follow through. It is easy to schedule appointments and Dr. Salvado is always responsive to questions. We highly recommend Dr. Salvado.
-Jennifer M via Yelp! March 2015
Dr. Amanda Salvado is a wonderful physician, and a caring, responsive individual. She responds to emails and accommodates last minute visits as needed. I ad already had a septoplasty but was still experiencing breathing problems. The doctor who performed my septoplasty could not explain it, nor could an allergist I went to. Finally, I sat down with Dr. Salvado and she explaine dthat I had an inflamed turbinate and recommended a Turbinate reduction procedure. She performed this on me 2 years ago with AMAZING results. Sometimes I still have congestion trouble during peak allergy season, but the two nose sprays she prescribed to me work well during these times.
I had been to doctors in the past who had given me nose sprays (I’ve tried all of the different kinds), but they never seemed to fully work. Dr. Salvado gave me two different sprays that I would use together, and she said that these sprays used together often work better than either spray individually. And she was RIGHT!
I experienced severe rhinitis when I was pregnant with twins and the sprays finally allowed me to breathe so I could sleep at night.
Dr. Salvado is kind and understanding and in my opinion, a genius!
-Julie F. via Yelp, October 2014
Went in for the sinus surgery w. my mom and it went great! Dr. Putnam is an amazing, and sweet doctor. She should definitely be your first choice.
-Nashay S. via Yelp, July 11, 2014
Dr. Salvado is exemplary in every way – careful, caring, a sophisticated and well trained practitioner. She has healed me from sinus and ear infections that otherwise would plague an elite athlete and cause unwanted downtime. The office is professionally managed, well organized, and has excellent synergy and communication with the physicians.
I dread when it becomes hard to get an appointment as it is clear this is the pre-eminent ENT practice in the entire region.
-Graham G. via Yelp, May 27, 2014
I thought [Dr. Dorothy Wang] was wonderful and she listened and that makes all the difference in the world. I feel she has me on the right track finding out what is really going on with my medical situation. Thumbs up to Dorothy I’m happy now!
-Emily V. via ZocDoc
Excellent empathy, expertise, patience, explanations, answering questions and clear path forward.
-Talya M. via ZocDoc
Dear Dr. Aynehchi,
My daughter Laura was your patient in August. I want to express my gratitude and thanks to you for the excellent care she received. What started out as a sore throat, became more serious than we ever imagined. We feel so blessed that you were her doctor, and know we got the best care possible. It is clear you are a true physician who always puts his patients needs first. You were there constantly, always reassuring us and taking time to explain things without rush. You have such a gentle and calm bedside manner, and you went above and beyond to insure her care. In a difficult situation, we could not have hoped for anything better.
I am a choral director at a local high school, and this week we will be performing a Benefit Concert to raise money for a foundation which supports music in schools for all students. Laura will be singing a solo in one of our songs, Arms Around the World. It is because of your skills as a physician that she is able to do this. We know you did all you could to make sure her voice was not affected by her surgeries. Some of the lyrics she will sing are : ” One by one, hand in hand, heart to heart, oh we’ve got to understand. It’s time we went beyond t he walls of our own lives. There’s so much more to life than living day by day. We’ve got to make a difference, we’ve got to make a way “. Clearly, you are making a difference in your patients lives.
Dr. Aynehchi, please know everything you did for us was noticed and appreciated and will never be forgotten. We cannot thank you enough.
A grateful Mom,
I have no words. I am so grateful to Dr. Putnam. She is really everything a Dr. can hope to be at his or her best. Aside from her well deserved reputation as the Kobe Bryant of nose surgeons, she takes her time with evaluations, and….wait for it…..wait for it……she CARES!
It must be nice to be Dr. Putnam. She gets to wake up and know that she is adored by all. That her patients are profoundly grateful. That people say nice things about her in her absence. That she is thought of among her peers as a ninja master of her rare and risky craft. She bascially just floats around all day helping people!
I had a number of compounding inner nose problems…she evaluated them as a major threat to my longterm wellbeing and agreed to go in and eliminate the enemy with extreme prejudice. In this case the enemy was my nose…. Elimination of the enemy is the wrong metaphor. I can breathe now! I can sleep now! I might make love again! Well maybe for 200 roses per 30 minutes but you get the picture! A+
-Stan H. via Yelp, March 10, 2014
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dr. Salvado! So smart, gives you her honest opinion and doesn’t try to up sell you on every little thing. She’s super friendly and doesn’t make you feel like she’s rushing you out of her exam room. HIGHLY recommend her!
-Karsha C. via Yelp, March 11, 2014
Dr. Wang is fantastic. I was referred to her by my primary physician for vertigo and put it off until things started looking worse. I called today and the staff scheduled me a same day appointment which is very rare with specialists. Dr, Wang is kind, gentle, knowledgeable and patient. She her time explaining everything to me step by step including working a few exercises to help solve the problem and showed real concern for my health and recovery!
This is definitely a place I would recommend with confidence!!
-N.L. via Yelp June 2012
I recently caught a bad cold which went into my sinuses. I had forgotten how rotten a sinus infection can one feel. I called Dr. Putnam’s office but could not see her that day as she was at her other practice. I was referred to Dr. Behrad Aynehchi. What a great doctor he is. He is caring, knowledgeable and efficient and I left feeling better even though I had not yet taken any medication. When I had a slight reaction to my antibiotics, I called his office and he called me back right away and ordered some new medication for me, just in case, I needed it over the weekend. I am one week into my treatment and feel so much better already. I called him today with another question and he was very helpful and courteous. I can honestly recommend this doctor and this practice. Dr. Putnam is a great doctor as well. She did surgery on me a few years ago and was amazing! Saved my life!
-Clare C. via Yelp November 2014
I have been seeing all 3 ENT’s at Westside Head & Neck for the past couple of years (I see whoever is available b/c I like all of them) for help with anything from laryngitis to ear infections. Then a friend told me recently that ENT’s were also the best doctors for facial plastics procedures, too. So I started having my cosmetic procedures done there, too. Dr. Salvado did Botox injections between my eyebrows, in my forehead and under my eyes. Then Dr. Putnam gave me Juvederm injections near my mouth. I am SO happy with the results! I seriously look like they took 10 years off of my face! I’ll only go to them from now on, and I highly recommend them. Plus they are so pleasant to be around!
-Julia S. December 6, 2013
Two weeks ago while cleaning out my ear with a Q-Tip, something went awry and I started hearing an uncomfortable “scratching” sound in my ear whenever I’d move or touch my ear. I figured it was some dead skin/ear debris that would make it’s way out over the course of time, but after being terrorized by this foreign object for two weeks, I scheduled to see Dr. Wang.
Turns out it was hair from a recent haircut that I must have pushed in with the Q-tip. It was pinned to the eardrum and was persistent enough to resist the suction and peroxide flush. But Dr. Wang didn’t give up and with surgical precision, removed the hair without causing me any more grief. The entire process took only about 15 minutes.
The entire time I found her to be courteous, professional, understanding and with good beside manner.
I visited the office in Santa Monica and found it to be clean and with plenty of lot parking.
-Arthur I. via Yelp September 18, 2013
I am writing to state my unequivocal admiration and appreciation for Dr. Michelle Putnam.
I had a very unusual problem, a pharyngeal mass (kind of a tumor) in the back of my throat, that was slowly growing,and blocking my airway, and causing difficulty breathing, and caused (or aggravated) Sleep Apnea.
Of course, I was terrified of surgery, and procrastinated for a year. Finally, she convinced me that the surgery was necessary.
After one night in St.Johns Hospital (which i have to admit, was not great… no complaints about the hospital, I believe St. Johns is a good hospital….but I was not happy, in alot of pain, etc) Anyway, since the surgery, my breathing is better, my sleeping is better, my energy is better.
Truly, she is a remarkable doctor. Dr. Putnam is gentle, very chill, relaxed, and compassionate. She imparts a sense of reassurance. I went for two other opinions. one said “I wouldnt bother with this, and I would be afraid to operate in such a delicate area” and the other Dr. agreed with her diagnosis, but I didnt feel at all comfortable with him; he was flippant, and made me feel like I was a “number”. Dr. Putnam always was patient, she always returned my calls, and is very giving of her time. Obviously, I had a million concerns and questions, and she always answered every question articulately, and patiently…she never made me feel like she was in a hurry.
The staff at their office is very good,she always got my messages, and they were very polite.
There is something to be said for the difference I felt, as a guy, working as a patient with a woman. I really dont feel I would have received the same feeling of,well, almost like a “maternal” sense of caring from a male Doctor…just my feeling. Overall, one of the finest Doctors Ive ever worked with, I would recommend Dr. Michelle Putnam to anyone with ear, nose and throat problems looking for a Doctor with extraordinary skills and compassion.
-Bradley Y. via Yelp March 2013
Dr. Salvado was efficient and resourceful. Very professional, but personable. I had seen two doctors before her, one oral surgeon and one general practitioner. She explained best. UCLA referral 800# girl who answered was particularly helpful. Also, front desk staff was awesome and quick. I was completely satisfied.
Thank you very much!
-Suzanne P. October 17, 2012
Dr. Wang is fantastic. I was referred to her by my primary physician for vertigo and put it off until things started looking worse. I called today and the staff scheduled me a same day appointment which is very rare with specialists. Dr, Wang is kind, gentle, knowledgeable and patient. She took her time explaining everything to me step by step including working a few exercises to help solve the problem and showed real concern for my health and recovery!
This is definitely a place I would recommend with confidence!!
-Super C. via Yelp June 2012
Dr. Putnam was very nice, good demeanor and very professional.
-Stacey Babbitt October 2012
I went to Dr. Dorothy Wang for an ear cleaning. Since I work with sound in my job, I like to keep my ears spic and span. She did a quick, painless and friendly job of removing the gross ear wax that gets clogged deeper in the ear canal. The results are surprising. Everything is louder and more crisp. This is the 4th place I have had this procedure done and it was by far the best experience.
Polish your hearing!
-Brad F. via Yelp!
[Dr. Aynehchi] is a very caring doctor and really takes the time to see you and address any concerns. Dr. Aynehchi has such good energy without being condescending, that is a plus for a doctor. Not only did he recommend two kinds of nasal sprays, but he was honest about not adding unnecessary expenditures and told me to come back if I needed to. I would totally recommend him to anyone who needs an ENT doctor!
-Rachel R via ZocDoc
For the first time I felt that someone was actually aggressively trying to solve my problem rather than dismissing my concerns. I would recommend Dr. Salvado to anyone anytime. My visit was awesome.
-Courtney Carini September 2012
Dr. Putnam was very professional, pleasant and efficient.
-Francine Sloane November 9, 2012
I have seen Dr. Salvado several times now and every single experience has been positive. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has been able to help me with whatever ailment I have come in with on every occasion. I have always been seen promptly and never felt that my time with Dr. Salvado was rushed in any way and she and her staff are excellent at following up. I have been fortunate to have several excellent doctors over the years and I count Dr. Salvado among the best.
-Raymond W. via Yelp January 10, 2012
I had to go see Dr. Wang for trouble swallowing. Dr. Wang is THE MOST nicest and caring doctor I have experienced. To diagnose my condition, she had to put a probe through my nose, just the thought of which, frightened me to death. But Dr. Wang put me to ease, and stopped and gave me time and space to get comfortable.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her at all. She’s going to be my go to ENT doc from now on.
Dr. Salvado, thank you for the quick response and being available on a Saturday. I would like to commend the front desk gentleman, and Dr. Salvado was particularly helpful.
-Shirley P November 2012
I was having extreme ear pain from what turned out to be an outbreak of shingles. Dr. Putnam saw me quickly. She did an excellent job of explaining my problem and course of treatment to me. She was very kind, gentle, and compassionate. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to a family member or a friend. She’s an extremely knowledgeable ENT doctor.
-Susan G. via Yelp August 11, 2011