Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

89 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

Richard K. Gurgel, M.D.

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 595-1700 Intermountain Hearing and Balance Center
230 South 500 East , 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 587-8368 University Hospital
Otolaryngology/ENT, Clinic 9
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Richard Gurgel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an Honors B.A. in Biology. He then continued his training by attending medical school at the University of Utah. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior.

Dr. Gurgel did his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2005, ranked as the #2 Otolaryngology program in America according to U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals and continues to be one of the top five programs in the country.

He went on to do his fellowship in Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. There he was a member of Stanford Society of Physician Scholars and elected fellow teacher of the year for two consecutive years.

Dr. Gurgel’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of neurotology, specifically in the care of patients with acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other skull base lesions. He also has an interest in the surgical restoration of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and auditory prosthesis such as cochlear implants. His research focuses on innovations in hearing restoration and medical education.

Dr. Gurgel has lived in Germany, Israel, and the Philippines. He is fluent in Cebuano and Waray-Waray (both Filipino dialects). Outside of the hospital, his time is mainly spent with his wife on all activities pursuant to raising five young daughters.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Sub: Neurotology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
3.9
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 28, 2014

Doctor Katz was excellent as well as the pa

May 22, 2014

overall a great experience. would recommend. very appreciative of listening to me and my concerns.

May 18, 2014

He told me that there are wax ear plugs that would allow me to swim after having an ear tube, but the pharmacy told me that they no longer make those and there is not product that he knew of to allow me to swim with an ear tube in place. This is false information and has a lot of bearing on my decision to have the ear tube.

April 21, 2014

I was very pleased with the knowledge and experience of the doctor, the resident, and the nurses. They were good at explaining my condition and answering my questions and concerns I had. I felt good about the decisions that were made.

April 17, 2014

Dr. Gurgel was great. Very professional, very knowledgeable. I trust his insight and appreciate his concern for my son.

April 14, 2014

Very reassuring, good listener and good at explaning needed follow-up

April 03, 2014

The best care and knowledge of my condition I have found.

February 13, 2014

I have been searching southern Idaho for help with this problem for over two years. I found it at University of Utah. I am very grateful.

December 07, 2013

I felt the doctor was condescending about my problem. I have managed it for years. The visit was a compler waste of my time and his

December 05, 2013

I had some imortant remaining questions arising from the discussion with Dr Gurgel. Because of mental fogginess from my condition at the time I wasn't able to bring them to mind in the visit. A couple of prompting questions might have helped me leave with more of my questions answered.

November 27, 2013

I was extremely impressed and felt very confident about recommendations for treatment

October 17, 2013

Some questions not answered

October 02, 2013

Our entire experience was above and beyond expectations.

September 23, 2013

Explanations were thorough and very helpful.

September 02, 2013

Dr. Gurgel went out of his way to accommodate my needs. He was patient with my questions and took the time to answer them and made sure I understood his answers.

September 02, 2013

Great experience!!!

August 10, 2013

I was especially impressed by Dr. Gurgle's friendliness and thoroughness in explaining details concerning the cochlear implant; the doctor even changed his schedule to accommodate me. The doctor is undoubtedly the most friendly caretaker I have ever visited. The physician's assistant and nurse practitioner were very friendly and professional in their work.

August 09, 2013

Once the "wait" was over the rest of the appointment went very well.

September 17, 2012

The health care provider (Dr. Gurgel) is BRILLIANT! I would highly recommend him.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Sub: Neurotology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-1280 University Hospital
Otolaryngology
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Richard Gurgel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with an Honors B.A. in Biology. He then continued his training by attending medical school at the University of Utah. There he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a junior.

Dr. Gurgel did his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2005, ranked as the #2 Otolaryngology program in America according to U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals and continues to be one of the top five programs in the country.

He went on to do his fellowship in Neurotology – Skull Base Surgery at Stanford University. There he was a member of Stanford Society of Physician Scholars and elected fellow teacher of the year for two consecutive years.

Dr. Gurgel’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of neurotology, specifically in the care of patients with acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other skull base lesions. He also has an interest in the surgical restoration of both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and auditory prosthesis such as cochlear implants. His research focuses on innovations in hearing restoration and medical education.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
Neurotology – Skull base surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Biology, major; Chemistry minor, [(magna cum laude)]
B.A.
Other Training Brigham Young University Center for Near Eastern Studies
Graduate Training University of Utah
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
M.S.C.I

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gurgel RK, Shelton C (July 2013). The SoundBite Hearing System: Patient-Assessed Safety and Benefit Study. Laryngoscope.
  2. Radiographic evaluation of the tegmen in patients with superior semicircular canal dehiscence.Nadaraja GS, Gurgel RK, Fischbein NJ, Anglemyer A, Monfared A, Jackler RK, Blevins NH (2012). Radiographic evaluation of the tegmen in patients with superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Otol Neurotol, 33(7), 1245-50.
  3. A new standardized format for reporting hearing outcome in clinical trials.Gurgel RK, Jackler RK, Dobie RA, Popelka GR (2012). A new standardized format for reporting hearing outcome in clinical trials. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 147(5), 803-7.
  4. Facial nerve outcomes after surgery for large vestibular schwannomas: do surgical approach and extent of resection matter?Gurgel RK, Dogru S, Amdur RL, Monfared A (2012). Facial nerve outcomes after surgery for large vestibular schwannomas: do surgical approach and extent of resection matter? Neurosurg Focus, 33(3), E16.
  5. Mentoring in otolaryngology training programs.Gurgel RK, Schiff BA, Flint JH, Miller RA, Zahtz GD, Smith RV, Fried MP, Smith RJ (2010). Mentoring in otolaryngology training programs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 142(4), 487-92.
  6. Development of a novel eighth-nerve intraneural auditory neuroprosthesis.Badi AN, Kertesz TR, Gurgel RK, Shelton C, Normann RA (2003). Development of a novel eighth-nerve intraneural auditory neuroprosthesis. Laryngoscope, 113(5), 833-42.

Review

  1. Subtotal/near-total treatment of vestibular schwannomas.Gurgel RK, Theodosopoulos PV, Jackler RK (2012). Subtotal/near-total treatment of vestibular schwannomas. [Review]. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 20(5), 380-4.

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