Overview

Thomas A. Knipe, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of adult and pediatric disorders of the head and neck. While practicing all aspects of otolaryngology, he has a special interest in sinus, sleep and breathing disorders and tumors of the head and neck. He is trained in advanced surgery of the sinuses and skull base to bring his patients safe and proven treatments for complex tumors of the skull base and more common sinus and breathing limitations alike. He treats patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck including thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands and is trained in salivary gland-saving endoscopic techniques to remove salivary stones. In his practice, he takes great care to educate his patients and apply his medical expertise to partner with and guide each one through important medical decisions.

He is committed to serving the world’s poor and underserved through medical and surgical mission work. He travels overseas to perform surgical repair for children and adults with cleft lip and palate, thyroid disease and benign and malignant disorders of the head and neck.

A native of the Seattle area, Dr. Knipe takes the Northwest’s healthy and active lifestyle to heart. He is an avid runner and works hard to keep up with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys hiking, fishing and competing in ultimate Frisbee.

Education

Program: MD
Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine

Program: Residency
Institution: University of Tennessee Memphis

Program: Board Certified
Institution: American Board of Otolaryngology

Associations

American Medical Association

Services + Specialties

Specializing in:

  • Endoscopic removal of salivary stones
  • Nasal airway, including repairing deviated septum
  • Sinus disease and allergy
  • Sleep apnea surgery in children and adults
  • Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy
  • Tumors of the head and neck including thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands
  • Tumors of the sinuses and skull base including pituitary tumors

Locations

Patient Resources

Your Visit

In order for us to provide you with the best care, it is important that you bring the following items to your appointment:

  • A list of your current medications, including dosage
  • A disc and report of all prior imaging studies, including CT scans and MRIs
  • All prior hearing test results, sleep study reports, and other medical records related to your condition
  • Information about what treatments and medications have been tried in the past
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance information and card
  • Some insurance carriers require you have a referral or primary care authorization before treatment is given. Please check with your carrier and if a referral is required, please obtain one from your primary care physician prior to your visit.

 

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