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Jose G. Gurrola II


Rhinologist and skull base surgeon

Dr. Jose G. Gurrola II is an otolaryngologist who specializes in rhinology, or conditions of the nose and sinuses, as well as frontal skull base surgery.

Gurrola's research interests include the causes and treatments of chronic sinusitis. He is also interested in approaches to and outcomes in skull base surgery.

Gurrola received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at University of Iowa Health Care, followed by a fellowship in rhinology and skull base surgery at Georgia Regents University, now Augusta University.

Before coming to UCSF, Gurrola was an assistant professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the University of Virginia.

Gurrola is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society and North American Skull Base Society. He also serves on committees for these associations.

  • Education

    Case Western Reserve University, 2006

  • Residencies

    University of Iowa Health Care, Otolaryngology, 2013

  • Fellowships

    Augusta University, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    166 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 01, 2023
    Jan 06, 2023
    Dr Gurrola is wonderful. Spent time explaining options. Quickly sent scheduling request for CT scan and f/u appt
    Nov 21, 2022
    Excellent experience.
    Nov 21, 2022
    I have already recommended to friend
    Nov 13, 2022
    Dr. Gurrola is a great dr and I would gladly recommend him to any friend or family!
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Gurrola showed excellent technical understanding and excellent interpersonal skills.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Love Dr G and his staff! Super attentive and always explain everything clearly. Always on time which is very important to me!
    Sep 22, 2022
    PRAISE THE LORD GOD" no bad experience
    Aug 27, 2022
    Super experience
    Aug 26, 2022
    I Feel Such Ptofessional Courtesy
    Jul 08, 2022
    Dr. Gurrola is a world class ear nose and throat physician incredibly knowledgable and insightful about my problem integrate human being. There is literally no way he can improve. He's that great
    Jun 03, 2022
    The doctor was really personable and thorough. I learned a lot in a short amount of time and found the appointment reassuring.
    May 22, 2022
    I would recommend my friends and family to Dr. Jose Gurrola to my family and friends. He's such a gem
    Apr 01, 2022
    Dr Gurrola is great !
    Feb 11, 2022
    Jan 21, 2022
    He made no effort to treat me for issue I came in for. He just put the issue for next visit. This is unfair and wrong as no appointments are available for next visit and there was no point for me to come in. I told him I would not be able to get another appointment soon to address the issue I came to see him about and he did not care and said it was the receptionists issue. I am very upset and wish a different provider had seen me. I hope I never have to choose UCSF again as they do not want to treat anyone.
    Jan 21, 2022
    Oct 01, 2021
    Follow up referrals and test months for availability for appointment
    Sep 15, 2021
    Still unclear about next steps
    Aug 20, 2021
    Again a VERY good experience. The best I have had with any UCSF provider and also better than what I get at One Medical.
    Aug 04, 2021
    Dr. Gurrola is the best. He's informed smart and a good listener. I trust him as a care provider 100%.
    Jul 31, 2021
    I think Dr. Gurrola is probably the best doctor I've ever had. Ultimately I was pleased with the results of the surgery but even prior to that I liked the way he explained what was going on and what my options were. He's also a very personable doctor and I felt that he was always engaged during our appointments.
    May 29, 2021
    Dr Gurrola is always very friendly and listens to all my concerns. I feel very comfortable with him and the issues I'm having .
    May 26, 2021
    This was my first experience with Dr. Gurrola for a consultation of a sinus issue which he rapidly diagnosed and gave me my available options. I am no novice to a doctors office after having 5 surgeries and an average of 3 doctors appointments a year for various issues I have met my fair share of providers. That being said I can say with great confidence that his level of attention to detail ability to connect with his patient and professionalism were all far above what I have received/come to expect from ANY of my healthcare providers. I will be highly recommending him for rhinology issues any of my friends or family have but I wish he was a family practitioner so he could be my primary care provider!