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Dr. Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Head & Neck Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Chester Griffiths is an ear, nose, and throat doctor treating patients in Los Angeles and the greater California area. He specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, sinus surgery, and rhinology, holding Board certification for each field. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Griffiths is also an assistant professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, actively teaching family practice residents. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Griffiths attended the Universidad Central del Este Facultad De Medicina. He continued his medical education through residency programs at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia. Here, he focused on both otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, serving as chief resident in his final year. Patients visiting Dr. Griffiths can receive a full range of medical care. Consultations and procedures are available for facial cosmetic surgery, sinus surgery, skin cancer surgery, and anti-aging. General treatments are also available for issues including sore throat, allergic cough, and ear infections. When Dr. Griffith is not treating patients, he enjoys surfing, salsa dancing, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Central del Este (UCE) Facultad de Medicina
  • Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Residency in General Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Chairman of the Department of Surgery - Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
  • Vice Chief of Staff - Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
  • Executive Medical Board - Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1104939248

Office locations

Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists

2125 Arizona Ave

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists

11645 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600

Los Angeles, CA 90025

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He did a CT scan of my sinuses and we found my right shenoid sinus to be infected. Grateful to have had it discovered because if left untreated can have some devastating consequences. I've been going to many doctors for similarsymptoms, so far this one is the only Dr who found something wrong with me.
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Dr. Griffiths is the best. He is smart, he cares. He is fun and you know you are in good hands with him. Straight shooter, solution oriented......he is the bomb! Patsy Z
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My experience with Dr Griffiths and the audiolgist I saw was terrific. What was frustrating though was that I tried to complete all my paperwork online before coming in for my appt and the online system kept returning error messages thatmy birthdate was not entered in an appropriate format—but I tried entering 12/18/66 and then 12/18/1966 and 12-18-66 and 12-18-1966 but none were accepted. As a result, I had to complete the same form in hard copy when I was in the office.
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Accurate and great compassion. Best Doctor around. The office staff is very organised and helpful.
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Exceptional bedside manner, great with diagnosis. Had been to several physicians with terrible results. This is your office. You won't find a better specialty group than this one!
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He was so kind and took the time to really explain everything to me! He is amazing!
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I thought Dr. Chester was fabulous! Loved his bedside manner. I did not like the 45-50 mins wait time. My time is just as valuable as anyone else. Maybe, just a suggestion, they can call and let people know how longthe wait will be - so we don't have to sit there - while work is plying up. I know there are emergencies, but that's the suggestion - calling your patience and letting them know how long the wait will be. I'm only across the street and can be there within 5-10 mins tops. Otherwise LOVED IT! :)
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Dr. Griffiths is excellent, I highly recommend him. Sometimes the office can run a little late but definitely worth the wait. It is difficult to anticipate appointment lengths of time, occasionally procedures take longer. Dr. Griffith isan ultimate professional and will take the time necessary to accomplish the best possible result.
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Very skilled and professional, positive upbeat attitude!
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Dr. Griffiths is excellent, thorough and a wonderful diagnostician. He's very down to earth, is very knowledgeable and answers questions. He has been at the cutting edge of many developments in his field. I highly recommend him.
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He was very7 informative and took his time to explain things which we appreciated
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Very informative. I have complete confidence that I will be receiving the best care available. He made me feel comfortable with the procedure I will be receiving I look forward to a positive outcome and return to normalcy.
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He is very professional and caring. I strongly recommend him.
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Clearly a great doctor. Knowledgable, Really listens. It was my first visit but I would go back for sure! The waiting is a problem because they were kind enough to fit me in at the last minute, and I got theimpression that the doc tends to run late. But .... He is worth waiting for!
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He is patience and is very thoughtful and thorough, he is very interesting in teaching patients what is going with their health issues.
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He is a fantastic Doctor with great bedside manner.
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Dr. Griffiths is a gifted diagnostician who also has the gift of a wonderful bedside manner. He spends plenty of time to answer questions and concerns and explain his choices for treatment. I have a very rare autoimmune disease and noonly is he knowledgeable about it (and found a treatment that started me on the right course towards healing), he is also able to provide excellent referrals for further care. Additionally the office staff and nurses are kind and great as well. I can't recommend him highly enough!
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He's THE best! I bring my entire family to him. Plus he's the Kings doctor!
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Dr. Griffiths is an outstanding doctor with great experience and insight into EN & T health issues. I have seen him about 4 times as we progressed through diagnosis, surgery and after care. He is a skillful surgeon and instilled confidencein me concerning a complex medical situation. He is compassionate, energetic and responsive.
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I do not do Facebok, but he deserves a big, "Like!" I am well over 50, lived throughout the United States and abroad, and I have to say, he is by far on of the best doctors I have ever had.Highly educated, humble thorough, and just a great guy. His office staff at every station displayed the same friendliness, concern, and thoroughness.
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Dr. Griffiths is charming and thorough. He always provides a clear explanation about my physical condition and answers any/all questions that I may have. His staff members made me aware that he would be running late and continued to check onme. In the future, I will call his office prior to leaving my home to check on his "running time" and arrive appropriately. I live about 10 minutes from his office.
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Very knowledgeable and thorough.
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Apart from the long wait time, everything went smoothly. The staff was courteous and friendly,and efficient. Dr Griffiths diagnosed my condition, and suggested appropriate medicines to take, and to see him again in a month's time. He is comfortableto be around, and I am confident that his diagnosis will turn out to be correct.
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Outstanding professional. Thorough examination and explanation of condition and treatment. Would highly recommend Dr. Griffiths who need an expert ENT specialist.
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Chester Griffiths is obviously a consummate professional who genuinely cares about his patients. He has a relaxed and confident bedside manner and is forth right in delivering the facts of the matter at hand. I am fortunate go have been referred to Dr. Griffiths and will refer him to others.
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Dr. Griffiths explained allergic reactions, antihistamine interaction, and cell replacement in a way that will allow me to more effectively manage my allergies for the rest of my life.
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Dr. Griffiths is the absolute best.
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This was only a consultation so I really can't assess his bedside manner since he really didn't treat me. He certainly is very personable and easy to talk to.
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He was very warm and friendly. Gave an air of efficiency. Diagnosed an infection and prescribed med. and asked to see me again in three weeks. I felt very relieved and confident. The staff was also very nice.
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My wife and I were really impressed with him and the whole team. He was very knowledgeable, and great to talk to. Everything was fantastic.
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excellent,explained problem and fix in easy to understand terms
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Great treatment! Knows a lot!
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Solved the problem of blocked ears due to infection in a very professional manner. I would return to this office if I had another ENT related problem,
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I am a new patient of Dr. Griffiths and I can not say enough good things about him. He diagnosed a very bad sinus infection that I have had for an apparent very long time, and one that another doctor completelymissed! He has all the newest equipment in his office and his staff are very professional.
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Dr. Grifiths went directly to the source of my wife's problem and provided relief from a sinus infection that had been troubling her since brain surgery in January of 2013.
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It was fantastic. I had seen another doctor for my issue previously and nothin was fixed. Dr. Griffiths really took the time to explain why my last course of medication didn't work and what our plan would be moving forward. I'm very happy with my visit.
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Dr. Griffiths saw me on very short notice and instantly knew what my trouble was. He was very friendly and knowledgable and I would highly recommend him.
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Outstanding!!!
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Everything was great! Recovery from surgical procedure has been smooth with no discomfort.
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I was delayed due to traffic. I called to asked if I arrived within a hour of my appointment if the Dr would be able to see me. They said that there might be a wait but I would be ableto see the Dr. I was delighted that I could be seen and did not need to return home & re-schedule. So I was thankful to wait
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This was my second visit with Dr. Griffiths in the last week. I was referred to him regarding my sinus problems. Both my husband, who is a physician, and I were extremely impressed by his skill set, "bedside" manner and medicalknowledge. He also called me on the weekend to give me some lab results and make a change in medication. The only negative was that on both visits, we had a lengthy wait time after the time of my appointment.
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A " down to earth" personable guy that listened to my needs and wants and was very excitited about performing the procedure. He kept me at ease and I would 110% recommend him to anyone needing septum work. A real pro!
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Great! Prompt and attentive from beginning to end. Usually don't like going to the doctors offices. Feel very comfortable making and keeping appointments here.
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Chester is a gentleman of the first order. He probably saved my life a year ago. His staff are always charming and helpful.And I regard him much more than a Doctor. he is a friend who keeps an eye on me. One cannot ask more !
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I don't think doctors get any better than Chester Grifiths MD. He is probably the highest rated ENT dr in LoS Angeles and works on the most difficult cases but he actually has a sense of humor and excellent bedside manner.
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Great doc! Great bedside manner! I wouldn't go anywhere else!
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Great the best
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My visit with dr Griffiths was great. Very professional. Would highly recommend.
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He is a wonderful Dr. Had surgery in May and I healed well and I can breathe through my nose for the first time in my life.
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Dr Griffiths was kind enough to see me right away when I had a car accident and thought I had broken my nose.
More than 1 year ago
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