Contact Information

Wichita Ear Clinic

9350 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206-2555

Phone:
Toll Free: 800-794-7230
Local: 316-686-6608
Fax: 316-686-3624

Email:
info@wichitaearclinic.com
audiology@wichitaearclinic.com

Clinic Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Friday: 8:00AM to 3:30PM

  • We are closed from noon – 1:00 for lunch 
  • The third Friday of the month our hours are 8:00AM – Noon 

News

Our Physicians And History

Thomas C. Kryzer, M.D.

Thomas C. Kryzer

Dr. Kryzer has the distinction of being the first neurotologist and cranial-base surgeon in the state of Kansas. He joined the Wichita Ear Clinic in 1994 after serving as assistant professor of otolaryngology and instructor in surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Kryzer received his otology, neurotology and cranial-base surgery training at the University of Virginia. He currently has an academic appointment with the Department of Surgery, University of Kansas-Wichita, and is actively involved in educating both residents and medical students. He has presented his research at national meetings and has published on a variety of otolaryngologic topics. Most recently, Dr. Kryzer authored a textbook chapter on diseases of the external auditory canal. Dr. Kryzer treats both pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the ear and related structures. Areas of special interest include the management of congenital deafness and atresia, hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma, otosclerosis surgery, vestibular disorders (dizziness), Meniere's disease, otologic allergy, and cochlear implantation. Additionally, Dr. Kryzer has a special interest in treating patients with acoustic neuromas and cranial-base tumors. His acoustic neuroma treatment philosophy includes observation, stereotactic radiosurgery and microsurgery. He takes pride in preserving facial nerve function and performs hearing preservation surgery from both the middle fossa and retrosigmoid approaches.

Curriculum Vitae
Undergraduate Education:
Montana Sate University, Bozeman, MT

Degree:
Bachelor of Science, Pre-Medicine, June 1979
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1977 – 1978

Medical Education:
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Degree:
M.D., May 23, 1983

Internship:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
July 1983 – June 1984

Postgraduate Residency:
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
July 1986 – June 1990

Fellowship Training:
Otology/Neurotology and Cranial-Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Virginia
July 1991 – June 1992

Gamma Knife / Stereotactic Radiosurgery Training:
Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 2003

Board Certifications:
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1990

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita
1994 – Present

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
January 1993 – 1995

Staff, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
1990 – 1991 and 1992 – 1994

Instructor in Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
1989 – 1992

Military Service

Date of Commission:
January 11, 1980

Date of Honorable Discharge:
June 30, 1994

Branch of Service:
United States Army

Highest Rank: Major

Health Professional Scholarship Program
Georgetown University, 1980 – 1983

Combat Casualty Care Course, 1984

General Medical Officer
5th General Hospital
Stuttgart, West Germany, 1984 – 1986

Quality Assurance Officer and Coordinator
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Service
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1990 – 1991

Director, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Basic Science Course in Otolaryngology, 1991

Microvascular Surgery Course, December 1990
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

gamma knife services

John M. Lasak, M.D.

John M. LasakDr. Lasak is a fellowship-trained otologist, neurotologist and cranial-base surgeon. He was born and raised in the state of Michigan and moved to Kansas in June of 2001, when he joined the Wichita Ear Clinic. He currently has an academic appointment with the Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, and is actively involved in educating both residents and medical students. He is academically active and has published on a wide variety of otologic and neurotologic disorders. He has given several presentations at national meetings, and has received recognition for his research on the genetics of acoustic neuromas. Most recently, Dr. Lasak has authored a chapter on the management of acoustic neuromas in Glasscock and Shambaugh's Surgery of the Ear. Dr. Lasak treats both pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the ear and related structures. Areas of special interest include the management of congenital deafness and atresia, hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma, otosclerosis surgery, vestibular disorders (dizziness), Meniere's disease, otologic allergy, and cochlear implantation. Additionally, Dr. Lasak has a special interest in treating patients with acoustic neuromas and cranial-base tumors. His acoustic neuroma treatment philosophy includes observation, stereotactic radiosurgery and microsurgery. He takes pride in preserving facial nerve function and performs hearing preservation surgery from both the middle fossa and retrosigmoid approach.

Curriculum Vitae

Undergraduate Education:
Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University

Degree:
Bachelor of Science, Physiology, June 1990

Medical Education:
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Degree:
M.D., June 2, 1994

Internship:
General Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
June 1994 – June 1995

Postgraduate Residency:
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
July 1995 – June 1999

Fellowship Training:
Otology
The Lippy Group
July 1999 – December 31, 1999

Otology/Neurotology and Cranial-Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology
The Ohio State University
January 2000 – June 2001

Gamma Knife/Stereotactic Radiosurgery Training:
Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 2003

Board Certifications:
American Board of Otolaryngology, April 2000
Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, May 2004

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Kansas School of Medical, Wichita

Academic Honors:
Dr. Lasak was named to the dean's academic list three times while at Michigan State University. He received a grade of honors in all four years at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and graduated with high distinction.

During medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Lasak received a National Institute of Health research grant in otolaryngology to study the genetics of hearing while in medical school. During his fellowship at Ohio State University, he received the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Xomed Award for excellence in clinical research for his work on the genetics of neurofibromatosis type 2 and acoustic neuromas. In May 2001, Dr. Lasak was co-author of the American Neurotology Society Nicholas Torok Award for his work on the cDNA microarray analysis of acoustic neuromas.

Teaching Experience:
Dr. Lasak was a chemistry and physics laboratory teaching assistant at Lyman Briggs School of Science, Michigan State University. While in medical school, he taught gross anatomy to nursing and physical therapy students. He continued his teaching role throughout his residency and fellowship years, teaching residents and medical students. Currently, Dr. Lasak teaches otology and related subjects to Kansas University School of Medicine, Wichita, residents and medical students.

Committee Appointments:
Medical Society of Sedgwick County Legislative Committee

Society Memberships:
American Neurotology Society 
Kansas Medical Society
Medical Society of Sedgwick County
American Medical Association
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Wichita Society of Neuroscience
Acoustic Neuroma Association
Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology
Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Society
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Social Activities:
Dr. Lasak is an avid skier, average golfer and enjoyer of just about every other sport.

Our History

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