Dr. Sunil P. Verma

Dr. Sunil P. Verma

MD

Area of Specialty: Laryngology, Voice Swallowing and Breathing Disorders, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Sunil P. Verma, M.D. is board-certified and fellowship trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Verma has been featured on the Discovery Channel and has been featured as a medical expert numerous times on CBS for The Doctors TV Show.

Dr. Verma obtained his undergraduate degrees in Geography and Chemistry from Dartmouth College. He then received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and then went on to complete internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Hospital. Dr. Verma then completed advanced training in the management of voice, swallowing and breathing disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he completed a fellowship in Laryngology under a team of world-renowned surgeons and scientists.

Dr. Verma has special expertise in the care of voice, breathing and swallowing disorders. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Verma is able to perform numerous procedures in the office instead of the operating room. Minimally invasive procedures such as laser surgery, vocal fold injections and transnasal esophagoscopy are performed without need for sedation. Dr. Verma also has special training in the management of all cancers including laryngeal cancers. Using specialized instruments including microscopes and lasers, Dr. Verma is able to perform surgery for cancer in a way to preserve normal anatomy, while removing cancerous tissue, preserving function and improving patient’s quality of life.

As an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine, he enjoys teaching medical students and resident physicians. Dr. Verma is an active educator, and has been asked to speak at numerous conferences throughout California and the United States. Dr. Verma is authored a textbook “Laryngeal Dissection and Surgical Guide” which was published in 2013. He has authored over 40 scientific publications and numerous book chapters.

Dr. Verma has been honored numerous times as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and has been recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as a “Physician of Excellence.” He was also recognized by Super Doctors as a Southern California Rising Stars Award recipient and was recently named an ARISE award winner for his achievements as an Innovator at UC Irvine Health.

Dr. Verma sees patients in both the Orange and Irvine offices.

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I began singing when I was 14 and for the last 20 years have sung professionally in clubs, restaurants and other venues throughout the west coast as well as in the UK and Europe.At some point I began having occasional difficulty singing in my falsetto register, but attributed this to problems with allergies instead of seeking treatment. As time went on, however, I lost use of my upper range completely and had to pivot toward singing different material, lowering keys and attempting different vocal approaches. From talking with some other singers about these challenges, I was advised to consult with an ENT physician.I sought referrals from my network of musicians for an ENT specialist and was extremely lucky to learn about Dr. Sunil Verma M.D., a board certified Otolaryngologist at UCI Head and Neck. He identified a large lesion, also called a polyp, on my right vocal cord. Although I was somewhat in shock seeing this on the video footage, Dr. Verma reassured me the condition was fairly common, completely treatable and that I would likely regain full vocal function. I went from being scared to 100% confident that I had found the right professional care.After reviewing options, I decided to have surgery to have the polyp removed as soon as possible. Working with his staff at UCI Health was an outstanding experience and Dr. Verma performed the surgery quickly and masterfully. Not only did he remove the large polyp, but also identified and removed a smaller lesion on my left vocal cord that had been obscured by the larger one. A week after my successful surgery, I am feeling fantastic, grateful and looking forward to returning to performing regularly once my recovery is complete.For anyone experiencing voice or vocal issues, I would highly recommend consulting Dr. Verma. He is a recognized expert in his field and, though he frequently works with high-profile professional singers and actors, goes about his work with a pleasant confidence, good sense of humor and absolutely no pretensions.
Literally the best ENT specialist. I fly from Las Vegas to OC to see him and hes the only doctor that is truthful and honest. He genuinely wants to help you get well. I will say his staff is not the most responsive and take a while to get back most cases. He still is the best ENT out there and worth all the money.
Davie
Davie
09:36 12 Jan 22
Dr. Verma was fantastic. He's a great listener, explained things well and took the time to dig and make sure he got all of the information instead of making assumptions. I was referred to him for a specialty from another ENT. On top of that, the staff in the Irvine office as well as over the phone were extremely professional, polite and thorough.
Alex Thiessen
Alex Thiessen
00:11 29 Jan 21
Been going to Dr.Verma for a few years for throat issues he is great listens to any concerns and takes his time to explain so glad I was referred to him I'm on the road to recovery and glad I have a doctor that listens and doesn't wait when he sees an issue. His staff are also all nice and friendly.
cory bellinger
cory bellinger
21:28 16 Jun 20
Had a knowledgeable explanation of my symptoms and discussed available options...very pleased with Dr Verma and his staff.
Linda Turnbull
Linda Turnbull
19:44 19 Jul 19
Had a knowledgeable explanation of my symptoms and discussed available options...very pleased with Dr Verma and his staff.
Linda Turnbull
Linda Turnbull
19:44 19 Jul 19
Dr.verma knowledgable,showed compassion.treat all with dignity..
Daniel Didonna
Daniel Didonna
20:08 02 Jul 19
Dr. Verma is fantasic and clearly cares about his patients. He explained everything clearly and patiently answered all my questions.
Theresa Yung
Theresa Yung
23:13 15 Feb 19
I made an appointment to see Dr. Verma for a second opinion and I am happy I did. His office staff is friendly and efficient. He is very knowledgeable and very personable. He carefully listened to my situation before the exam and clearly explained my condition and treatment. I feel very comfortable being treated by him and highly recommend him.
Thomas Conway
Thomas Conway
16:14 06 Feb 19
Excellent doctor! He took time to explain things to my son and also distract him with tennis talk while sending the tube camera down his throat...
Anu R
Anu R
19:11 17 Nov 18
Dr. Verma was extremely knowledgeable and it was night and day speaking with him versus the other docs I have worked with on my problem he definitely is five star!
Robert Oosdyke
Robert Oosdyke
16:07 03 Nov 18
Ths doctor listened to me and asked a series of questions. He was kind and considerate. Best experience at a doctors office in years. Staff were friendly and professional.
Cupcake Pusheen
Cupcake Pusheen
16:34 13 Oct 18
Dr Verma rebuilt my “vocal cord” six months ago. The result was amazing to my friends. After two follow-up visits I am confident he will keep me talking. I have absolute confidence in him!
John Murphy
John Murphy
16:04 02 Oct 18
Dr. Verma and his staff are professional and caring. Dr. Verma took all the time to carefully listen, examine, and answer my questions. I left the clinic already feeling much better. Thank you!
Yelena Kayekjian
Yelena Kayekjian
23:32 10 Sep 18
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