|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
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)
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.
UofU Patient May 28, 2014
Doctor Katz was excellent as well as the paUofU Patient May 22, 2014
overall a great experience. would recommend. very appreciative of listening to me and my concerns.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient April 17, 2014
Dr. Gurgel was great. Very professional, very knowledgeable. I trust his insight and appreciate his concern for my son.UofU Patient April 14, 2014
Very reassuring, good listener and good at explaning needed follow-upUofU Patient April 03, 2014
The best care and knowledge of my condition I have found.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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 hisUofU Patient 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.UofU Patient November 27, 2013
I was extremely impressed and felt very confident about recommendations for treatmentUofU Patient October 17, 2013
Some questions not answeredUofU Patient October 02, 2013
Our entire experience was above and beyond expectations.UofU Patient September 23, 2013
Explanations were thorough and very helpful.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient September 02, 2013
Great experience!!!UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient August 09, 2013
Once the "wait" was over the rest of the appointment went very well.UofU Patient September 17, 2012
The health care provider (Dr. Gurgel) is BRILLIANT! I would highly recommend him.