DOUGLAS DENYS, M.D.
Dr. Denys operating during a
relief mission in Kenya, Africa
Dr. Doctor Denys is board certified by The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is well trained to care for the many diverse conditions which are included in the specialty. His general otolaryngology practice treats a wide range of conditions and he has a special interest in thyroid, pediatric, and facial plastic surgery. Lindsay Adams is a certified physician assistant who loves to treat children and offers treatment to patients with a minimal wait.
ENT is a surgical specialty which includes medical and surgical treatment of children and adults for conditions affecting the head and neck region. To become an ENT surgical specialist, one must complete medical school, an accredited internship in general surgery, and a four year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, & Throat). To become board certified, an ENT surgeon must complete a residency, pass written and oral competency tests, and show that they have performed a sufficient number of surgical cases in all aspects of the field. To remain Board Certified, an ENT specialist must prove continued learning and pass certification exams. Dr. Denys recorded the highest annual scores in his residency program every year for six years. He became Board Certified in 2001 and has been re-certified until 2022. He has completed continuing education in excess of the required hours every year since he finished training.
Dr. Denys graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed an intensive internship in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. This program was an extremely busy regional referral center which hosted one of the busiest trauma centers in the country and provided training in all aspect s of surgery including critical care, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery, endoscopic surgery, cardiac surgery, and burn care.
Dr. Denys completed a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Tennessee. His training was a year longer than most programs and he gained advanced experience with pediatric conditions while working at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He used the additional training to gain expertise in thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face. This residency included a University Hospital, a tertiary care burn center, a tertiary care trauma center, a Veterans' Administration Hospital, a regional pediatric hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Baptist Memorial (once the largest Hospital in the country and where Elvis Presley died), Methodist Hospital, a plastic surgical Institute, and the renowned Shea Ear Clinic.
Modern health care may be frustrating as it may difficult to choose a doctor or surgeon because information about your doctor is unavailable. Online doctor rating companies are now common and offer some information, but the responses are often skewed and scores are typically based upon the responses of a tiny fraction of patients. Many clinics only refer patients to their own clinic doctors due to financial reasons. Dr. Denys has had a busy solo private practice in Utah County since 2001 and has performed more than 10,000 surgeries. About 60 percent of his patients are pediatric and 40 percent are adults. He is a high volume thyroid surgeon with experience of over 1,000 cases. He is board certified and has been re-certified. He has shown dedication to the field of surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has exceeded educational requirements for clinical competency. As a tribute to his dedication, he was voted Doctor of the Year by his peer physicians in Utah County and is the youngest doctor to receive the honor.