Patient Success Stories

Hear what our patients are saying....

Dr. Skarada is one of the most caring doctors I have ever had.

"Dr. Skarada is one of the most caring doctors I have ever had. I was referred to him when I saw another Doctor for my enlarged thyroid. Dr. Skarada tried so diligently to repair my paralyzed vocal cord and after two surgeries from Dr. Skarada it was very successful. I was not able to speak but only a whisper and as far as I am concerned, he gave me my voice back and my livelihood as well. I appreciate him so much. He also worked on my husband's deviated septum for his sinuses about 10 years ago and that was very successful as well. The staff have always been courteous and always remembered my name. They are always very personable. Please consider Dr. Skarada. He is one of the best."

I trust him and would recommend him to everyone I know.

"Dr. Skarada is my favorite Doctor. He did my husbands nose surgery and 2 surgeries for my vocal chords. Dr. Doug gave me ability to speak. I trust him and would recommend him to everyone I know."

I would recommend him to my friends and family.

"Dr. Skarada did a great job on my nose surgery. He also is helping track down my sinus issues. I find his understanding of the subject matter to be excellent and his bed side manner is relaxing and helped calm my nerves. I would recommend him to my friends and family."

Highly recommend Dr. Skarada!

"Dr. Skarada performed ear tube surgery on my son, who was 2 at the time. Highly recommend Dr. Skarada as my son hasn't had a single ear infection since. He was getting sick so often before the procedure. We were very pleased from initial appointment to post- surgery follow-up. He's very knowledgeable, and took time to answer all the questions we had. Also we felt the wait time was pretty minimal for our appointments. We actually decided to go with Dr. Skarada in Salem even though we lived in Portland at the time because of wait time at OHSU was getting out of control. I just couldn't handle waiting 1-2 hours with an energetic toddler."

Great guy. Knows his stuff.

"Dr. Skarada was very kind and caring. He took time with me and game me my options for treating my sinus disease. I opted to do the procedure in his office which was great because my recovery was very quick. I have back to my normal self after only 2 days of having my sinus surgery in his office. Great guy. Knows his stuff. Good staff too."

I was very comfortable the whole time.

"I went to see Dr. Skarada for nasal polyps. He recommended balloon surgery. My insurance denied the procedure. Dr. Skarada worked with my insurance company to accept the procedure. The surgery went great. I was fine the next day with very little bleeding. I went back to work on Monday. No problems afterwards. I was very comfortable the whole time."

A+ Service!

"Very friendly and helpful. Dr. Skarada was awesome, down to earth and thorough. I recommend him and his staff to all needing either a consultation and/or a procedure. A+ Service!"

Salem is lucky to have such a qualified doctor.

"Dr Skarada is highly recommended. He is fantastic with my son. Dr Skarada knows how to make my son laugh and not be scared and stay calm. Not only is Dr. Skarada good with children, but he is highly competent in his skills. I learned that he went to Cornell University for undergrad and Duke Medical School which are both top notch schools. Salem is lucky to have such a qualified doctor."

I highly respect this doctor.

"Dr. Skarada is a world-class, brilliant, phenomenal, compassionate doctor and person who I trust with my life, those of my children, and my family and friends. I whole-heartedly recommend him to everyone. I highly respect this doctor. He was educated at the top universities in the country, was part of ground-breaking new research in his field during a fellowship, has led an active and impressive leadership role in the professional community - a pillar in the area and an expert in his field. Not only was he amazing with me, but he is incredible with children. Dr. Skarada absolutely changed my child's life when he diagnosed her with pediatric sleep apnea. For years prior to that she and my husband and I had struggled with her severe night terrors and it was Dr. Skarada who quickly and accurately pin-pointed the source of our trouble--extremely large tonsils and adenoids. Once removed, all of her symptoms--including apnea which led to horrible night terror episodes, lack of sleep, bouts of hyper activity, snoring, etc. immediately stopped and I feel forever indebted to this fine doctor. I can't say enough about how pleased I am with Dr. Skarada and his staff and his practice. Thank you, Dr. Skarada for all that you do! God bless you."

I highly recommend him to anyone I care about. He is the best in town!

"Most compassionate doctor I have ever had. My daughter first got a surgery from him then my son. I recommended him to all of my friends and all of them had the same excellent experience. I just had a sinus surgery two weeks ago, and I had the best result. I don't understand why people complain about horrible recovery after sinus surgery because I had no problem, no packing, and I can breathe through my nose for the first time in my life. I highly recommend him to anyone I care about. He is the best in town!"

Very happy with the results.

"Excellent, quality care. Took the time to explain my health issues, the treatment, and results. Very happy with the results."

I can't thank him enough.

"Dr. Skarada is a very patient, professional & thorough. He spent the time with me that I needed and made me feel very comfortable. He cares. In preparing for a minor surgery, he discovered that I had lung cancer and referred me to the necessary doctors. My family & I are happy to say that it has been removed, no other treatment is required. It was discovered at stage 1, and now I'm cancer free. I can't thank him enough."

He actually is interested in knowing who I am as a patient.

"He actually is interested in knowing who I am as a patient. He is considered the West Coast expert for performing delicate awake nasal surgery in the clinic. He did my surgery on a Friday afternoon and I returned to work on Monday morning. I had no bill from the operating room or from anesthesia so this saved me $3000."

The Results Were Wonderful!

"I always felt like I wasn't getting enough sleep...I talked to my primary care physician and he suggested I get a sleep study. I found out that I had moderate sleep apnea. That translates to; I was stopping breathing 20 times an hour. So, I went through all of the steps and cost of getting a CPAP machine. I hated it and my husband felt that the sound was annoying. So I went back to my doctors and he suggested I go see Dr. Lee. She was so nice and explained the oral appliance to me. I thought this just seems too easy, but I decided to give it a try. And the RESULTS WERE WONDERFUL! It was that easy! I no longer snore, I sleep all night long, I feel rested and ready for a good days work.I have been retested for the sleep apnea using the oral appliance and I do not have any episodes of "not breathing" anymore. I recommend to anyone that isn't satisfied with a CPAP machine to try this. You will be very satisfied. Thank you Dr. Lee!"

Extremely happy with the results!

"I was referred to Dr. Lee after completing a home sleep study at Salem Hospital. I knew I snored but had no idea I had mild sleep apnea. Dr. Lee took a lot of time explaining the benefits of various oral appliances and why a custom appliance should be worn instead of ordering one online. I wore the appliance the entire night the first night and every night since. I have stopped snoring and sleep for longer periods of time. I didn't realize how restricted my airflow had been. I highly recommend Dr. Lee. She is warm, knowledgeable, and patient. Thank you Dr. Lee!"

Dr. Lee is great!

"She has helped me out tremendously with my sleep problems. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. She listens to you and is willing to go the extra mile to help make it perfect. I would, and have recommended any person with a sleep problem to go see her!!"

I can't recommend this appliance or Dr. Lee enough.

"I was on the CPAP machine for two years and just couldn't adjust to it. So, I was then put on an oxygen concentrator for 8-9 years, which was more of a band-aid than a solution. When I heard about this oral appliance, I figured anything had to be better than what I was doing, so I gave it a shot. Initially, it took a little time to adjust to wearing it, but after a while it became easier than the cannula. After wearing the appliance for about six months, they did a sleep test to see how I did without the oral appliance vs. how I did with it. The first night without the appliance, I struggled to sleep, feeling like I couldn't breathe. The second night with it, I slept much better. The test results showed that thanks to this device, my sleep apnea had essentially been cured (as long as I continue to use the oral appliance). I can't recommend this appliance or Dr. Lee enough. She's not only helped me sleep better, but thanks to her and this device, my blood pressure has come down. After years of struggling, this oral appliance has been like a miracle cure for me. It's definitely worth a shot if you're sick of CPAP machines and looking for an alternative."

Dr. Lee is excellent!

"Dr. Lee is easy to talk to, has many options, and doesn't try to gouge you like another local dentist did when I had my first appliance made. I highly recommend her! Thank you, Dr. Lee!"

Dr. Lee is so knowledgeable and helpful.

"Dr. Lee is so knowledgeable and helpful. From the first night I used the appliance, my snoring stopped! I wake up feeling rested, and I don't wake up as often during the night. I recommend Dr. Lee to anyone with snoring and sleep apnea problems!"

Sleeping like a baby.

"I was so happy to be referred to Dr. Lee. For 20 years I tried different sleep studies, multiple cpap and bipap machines and they didn't work. I am finally able to get a great nights sleep thanks to Dr. Lee. She fitted me with an oral appliance and I have slept like a baby ever since. I didn't think having something in my mouth at night would work, but it doesn't even bother me. I won't go to bed at night without it. I even use it when I take a nap. Dr. Lee you are my hero."

So thrilled!

"I am soooooo thrilled to have been referred to Dr. Lee by a friend. I was hoping to get help with my snoring and, as it turns out, I also have sleep apnea. Dr. Lee fitted me with an oral appliance and my husband is delighted that I don't keep him awake with my snoring anymore and, according to my last sleep study, my apnea is also almost nil when using the appliance. Dr. Lee is absolutely delightful and I am so blessed to have discovered her and her services!!! Thank you! Thank you!"

Overall, using the oral appliance is a vast improvement.

"I am soooooo thrilled to have been referred to Dr. Lee by a friend. I was hoping to get help with my snoring and, as it turns out, I also have sleep apnea. Dr. Lee fitted me with an oral appliance and my husband is delighted that I don't keep him awake with my snoring anymore and, according to my last sleep study, my apnea is also almost nil when using the appliance. Dr. Lee is absolutely delightful and I am so blessed to have discovered her and her services!!! Thank you! Thank you!"

Dr. Lee will change your life, she did mine.

"I knew I snored but I didn't know I stopped breathing until I went on a vacation to Ireland with my daughter. She woke up with me gasping for air...I was so shocked I couldn't believe it. I made an appointment to have a sleep study and the results were I stopped breathing 20 times in one hour. I got a CPAP device but during that time I had a difficult time tolerating it so I got a referral to see Dr. Lee who specializes in oral appliances. She was an angel and a blessing. On the CPAP I got 2-3 hrs of sleep and with the oral appliance I got 6-8 hrs of sleep. If you snore or are tired of not getting restful sleep I would encourage you to see Dr. Lee. My husband says he doesn't hear me snore anymore. I hope anyone who reads my story will get help. Please don't put it off. You don't need to be scared because Dr. Lee will change your life, she did mine."

I can't say enough good things about the oral appliance and the service I received from Dr. Lee.

"Dr. Lee is wonderful! The oral appliance is working so well. I have so much more energy. I even wake without my alarm. It takes time to train your jaw muscles to loosen up but it wasn't painful and was much easier to get use to than my CPAP machine. My blood pressure is down and I have the energy to start exercising more regularly. I can't say enough good things about the oral appliance and the service I received from Dr. Lee."

Dr. Lee was extremely helpful.

"Dr. Lee was extremely helpful in explaining all the options to me and providing the correct appliance to correct my sleep apnea condition. Her knowledge and expertise was impressive, and I recommend her services to anyone with a sleep disorder."

Please note: Because every patient is unique, your results may vary.