Alaska Native Medical Center

Ear, Nose & Throat

Who We Are and Services Offered

The Mission of the ENT Department at the Alaska Native Medical Center is to provide the highest quality ENT care to our patients. We offer the full spectrum of ENT services ranging from cochlear implantation for deafness to state of the art treatment for head and neck cancers. Our staff includes surgeons with specialized training in neuro-otology, head and neck oncology, facial plastics and laryngology. We perform a large number of surgeries for chronic ear disease, and our surgeons are amongst the most experienced in the world in this clinical area.

We recently moved into a beautiful new office space at the Alaska Spine Institute, a 10 minute walk from the Medical Center. We work closely with our on-site Audiology department to offer truly integrated care. Later in 2015, we will open a four room outpatient surgery center in the same building. This will result in both improved accessed for surgical care as well as best in class experience for our Customer Owners.

We truly believe that a happy, motivated and caring staff results in a great care experience for our patients. We work hard to achieve that. If you are a physician, nurse or other health care worker, please contact us if you are interested in employment opportunities in our department. It won’t take you long to realize ANMC- ENT is a great place to work. If you are a patient, please give us a try. We’ll do our best not only to care for your ENT needs but also to make you glad you came to see us.

John Kokesh, MD
Chief, Otolaryngology
Alaska Native Medical Center

Clinic Hours and Contact Information

3801 University Lake Drive, second floor

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (907) 729-1400

Services Offered:

  • General otolaryngology:

    • Nosebleeds
    • Ear pain
    • Ear tubes
    • Hearing difficulties
    • Sinusitis
    • Tonsil and adenoid disease
    • Snoring
    • Sleep apnea
    • Salivary gland disorders
  • Pediatric otolaryngology:

    • Ear infections and ear tubes
    • Speech, swallowing, and language issues
    • Tonsil and adenoid disease
    • Sleep apnea
    • Snoring
    • Tumors
  • Otology:

    • Cholesteatoma
    • Draining ears
    • Ear infections
    • Hearing loss
    • Balance disorders
    • Cochlear implants
    • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Nasal and sinus conditions:

    • Difficulty breathing through the nose
    • Nasal deformities
    • Nosebleeds
    • Sinusitis
    • Allergies
    • Tumors
    • Issues with sense of smell or taste
  • Cancer:

    • Mouth or lip cancer
    • Throat cancer
    • Laryngeal (voice box) cancer
    • Thyroid cancer
    • Salivary gland cancer
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery:

    • Brow lift
    • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
    • Microtia (ear reconstruction)
    • Skin cancer reconstruction
    • Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery)
    • Facial movement disorders
    • MOHS reconstruction