Niels C. Kokot, MD

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Accepting New Patients

Telehealth appointments are available.


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 5100 Ste 5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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125 W. Huntington Drive Building A - Suite A200 , Arcadia, CA 91007

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
English, German, Spanish
About Niels C. Kokot, MD


Niels Kokot, MD, is an expert in transoral robotic surgery, a minimally invasive technique that avoids the need for traditional open surgery and results in quicker recovery. He also specializes in microvascular reconstructive surgery, and head and neck cancer surgery, including management of tumors in the mouth, voice box, throat, skull base, salivary glands and thyroid. His goal at all times is to provide optimal cure rates balanced with quality of life after treatment.  


Dr. Kokot’s research interests include improving the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of head and neck surgery, along with new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for the parotid (salivary) gland. He has been named a Top Doctor several years in a row by Los Angeles Magazine and Pasadena Magazine. 


Growing up, he wanted to play professional baseball but decided to pursue science and medicine. Away from work, Dr. Kokot loves spending time with his wife, son and daughter. 


I listen closely to patients to understand their needs and optimize their care. I personalize the treatment plan based on each patient’s individual needs, including their preferences.   


I find it rewarding to be able to guide patients through their complete head and neck cancer care. That includes surgery and their immediate postoperative period, as well as their long-term recovery. I pay attention to their entire rehabilitative needs in terms of speech, swallowing and physical activity. 


  • Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
Areas of Focus
Head and Neck Cancer, Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Parotid and Salivary Gland Disorders, Sialoendoscopy, Transoral Laser Microsurgery, Conservative Laryngeal, Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
Academic Title
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Pacificare
  • Health Net
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • NEXT
  • Health Net Covered California
  • USC Network
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Interplan
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • Brand New Day
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • First Health
  • Medicare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Watchtower
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Kern Health Systems

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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