John Muir Health Hospital Walnut Creek Medical Center
John Muir Health Concord Medical Center
Dr. Kyle R Hannabass graduated Summa Cum Laude from the accelerated B.Sc./M.D. Junior Honors Medical Program at the University of Florida. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After finishing residency, Dr. Hannabass completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at Stanford University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery where he was appointed Clinical Instructor. While completing fellowship, he became an expert in the surgical treatment of routine and advanced disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Dr. Hannabass has received numerous awards including the Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine, the University of Florida Medical Guild Merit Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Intramural and Extramural Research awards, and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Medical Student Research Fellowship. He has published academic manuscripts in basic otolaryngologic science, quality improvement within the Veterans Affairs Health System, and head and neck endocrine surgery.
Dr. Hannabass is on staff at the John Muir Health System in Walnut Creek and Concord and sees patients in Walnut Creek and Brentwood. His practice focuses on comprehensive otolaryngology, treating disorders of speech and swallowing, the nose and paranasal sinuses, head and neck cancer, and salivary gland disease. He also treats the full range of head and neck endocrine surgery, treating benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid gland as well as hyperparathyroidism. He has special training in ultrasound (US) guided procedures including Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) biopsy and radiofrequency (RF) ablation of thyroid nodules. RF ablation is an office based, US guided procedure that allows for significant reduction in the volume of thyroid nodules causing compressive or cosmetic symptoms without the need for open surgery.
He is passionate about providing world class teaching and guidance to his patients to help them make informed decisions about their care.