Ear, Nose & Throat | Head & Neck Doctor

ENT Physician & Surgeon – Robert M. Pettis, MD, MSPH, FAAOA

Robert Pettis MD, Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH), is Board-Certified in Otolaryngology, and specializes in hearing and balance disorders. He was motivated to become a physician because of personal hearing loss and has a very deep understanding of the problem and a strong desire to help.


We strive to establish this as our staff, nurses, and physician do not rush, and focus on providing comprehensive head and neck care for adults and children.

Robert Pettis, M.D.

Our main office is in Irvine, adjacent to the new Hoag Hospital-Irvine. Our second office is in Laguna Beach. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital, Mission Hospital, and convenient outpatient surgery centers.

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Ashley Balaker, M.D.

Ashley Balaker, M.D.

Ashley Balaker, M.D. is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and has additional subspecialty training in Otology-Neurotology. After completing her Head and Neck Surgery residency at UCLA Medical Center she underwent 2 additional years of fellowship training at the California Ear Institute in Palo Alto, California. There she gained additional expertise in pediatric and adult hearing and balance disorders, especially cochlear implantation, implantable hearing aids, skull base surgery, and surgical repair of congenital aural  atresia.

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She also practices the full scope of general adult and pediatric otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at both our Laguna Beach and Irvine locations.


Dr. Balaker believes in taking a personal approach to each patient and customizing their treatment to fit their lifestyle. She works closely with our Doctor of Audiology to optimize hearing aids and tinnitus therapies for patients in order to improve each patient's quality of life.

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Dr. Pettis is simply the best doctor I've been to. He is intelligent, compassionate, easy to talk to and understand, and never makes you feel rushed during your appointment.


- Jeffrey C.

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31862 S. Coast Hwy., Suite 302, Laguna Beach, CA 92651  |  16100 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 310 Irvine, CA 92618 | 19582 Beach Blvd., Suite 270 Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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