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Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)
30 years of experience
Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (1)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ricardo Carrau is Excellent. Dr. Carrau has been reviewed by 7 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. Ricardo Carrau, MD is board certified in Otolaryngology.

  • He has special expertise in 18 areas:
  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Epistaxis
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Local Neoplasm Recurrence
  • Nasopharynx Cancer (Nasopharyngeal Neoplasm)
  • Nose Cancer (Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms)
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures (ENT)
  • Sino-Nasal Disorders
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Swallowing disorder (Deglutition Disorder)
  • Throat Cancer (Pharyngeal Neoplasm)
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

Education & Awards

Dr. Carrau graduated from University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. He has 8 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Nose Cancer (Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms)
Skull Base Cancer (Skull Base Neoplasm)
Swallowing disorder (Deglutition Disorder)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)


Dr. Carrau has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • The Ohio State University Hospital East 
  • The Ohio State University Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Ricardo L Carrau MD is a male Otolaryngologist, has 30 years of experience and practices in Otolaryngology.
Where does Dr. Ricardo L. Carrau practice?
Dr. Ricardo Carrau has 6 office locations.
Dr. Ricardo Carrau practices Otolaryngology near Santa Monica, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Dublin, OH and Pittsburgh, PA.
See Santa Monica Otolaryngologists.