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Dr. Varela completed his training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina in 2004. His undergraduate and medical degrees were both completed at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Varela is board certified in both otolaryngology and sleep medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has practiced in the Portland metro area since 2004 and founded Northwest ENT and Allergy in 2007 to provide easily accessible, community-based ear, nose, throat and allergy care for the entire family.
Dr. Varela enjoys seeing a wide variety of general otolaryngology problems, and his particular interests are pediatric and adult allergy, sinus, sleep and thyroid disorders. His office is equipped for a full range of inhalant and food allergy testing, sleep evaluation, head and neck ultrasound, endoscopic evaluation of sinus, swallowing and speech disorders. Office-based procedures for snoring and nasal blockage are also available.
Dr. Varela strives to provide an office setting that is comfortable and relaxed. Generous appointment times ensure that each new patient receives a thorough evaluation without feeling rushed or pressured.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Varela was awesome. I came from another local doctor who was no longer in my network but that I also had a so-so experience with. Dr. Varela spent 40 minutes with me, talking through what he saw on my scans and answering questions. He seemed genuinely interested in helping me think about my medical concerns and was not in a rush to leave. He left me with a couple options and offered to discuss next steps after I had a few tests done.
I think he's great! Very easy to talk to. Not a typical doctor that acts like he just knows everything and you are lucky to be there. It was my first visit but so far I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Great knowledgeable friendly . Would definitely recommend
Dr. Varela was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining things to me. I felt comfortable asking any question.
Very thorough. Explained everything very well. Very considerate.
Very good, No rush, and wonderful customer service. They are great at describing everything thats good for you. There is no rush but you go at a fast pace but in a slow pace at the same time. So thats what makes it wonderful its fast but not too fast. Plus they go through all the procedures necessary and it's all for a low price.
Very good, very nice and professional. My husband had a severe issue with his tonsils and was in a great deal of pain. He made my husband very comfortable and explained each step of the way what was happening during the procedure. His assistant was very kind and helpful. The office staff was wonderful too!
Very knowledgeable, experienced, shows a great amount of interest in individual patient.
Excellant. Good bedside manner and I felt like I was in good hands. Will use him again when I have another issue.
Great visit. He was easy to talk to and very good with my 11 year old son. Answered all our questions and was very informative. Highly recommend!
I was very pleased with him and with his staff and overall atmosphere of the office. A good experience.
Very professional and informative. Dr. Valera is doing a great job.
Very helpful and caring!
I went very well. He was able to find the problem right away an get me on the path needed to correct it.
Dr. Varela is always the ultimate professional. He has treated every member of our family with care and concern. Both my wife and I have had successful surgeries. His staff is friendly and knowledgable. Thank you for always taking care of our needs!
Very friendly and great with kids.
We just met him but he is pleasant, and knowledgeable and I think we will be happy with him working with us to solve some medical issues.