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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
    179 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 18, 2023
    Good command of the medical issues and puts the patient at ease.
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr Gurrola is the best of the best. Competent caring confident-which instills confidence in me that I can manage my postoperative course with his guidance.
    Jun 30, 2023
    Care provider can come off a bit condescending referring me as "my friend".. Just call me by my first name or Mr (last name)
    Jun 02, 2023
    Dr Gurrola is superb. Kind caring clinically skilled.
    Jun 01, 2023
    They would have to live in San Francisco.
    May 31, 2023
    Dr Gurrola was the best.very caring listened intently & made sure I expressed my concerns
    May 20, 2023
    Dr Gurrola is the kindest most patient and in-depth physician that I work with. His professionalism is outstanding. He explains things but not in a pedantic way and it is the most attentive to my concerns and needs of any doctor with whom I have worked.
    May 12, 2023
    All great. I might not need to go back but I would highly recommend this practice.
    Apr 26, 2023
    I had a great experience I was informed what steps were needed for my condition.
    Apr 23, 2023
    I was concerned and disappointed my doctor had not read my medical records that were sent by my previous doctor. He said something about the records not being uploaded even though they were sent months ago. I feel it's important to know my health history and treatments I've had in order to move forward. I was very surprised and disappointed my records were not available and hadn't been reviewed.
    Apr 21, 2023
    The best in all categories. Listening addressing and providing information for every question I asked. I was given the most valuable gift of time and expertise as the conditions options and details of treatments were explained. The instructions were provided in a professional friendly and respectful manner. Supported by a print out of at home treatment and future appointment details. With the internet source for the UCSF Smell Therapy Kit I was able to order it today and feel well prepared. The care is stellar and I would recommend you to everyone.
    Mar 08, 2023
    Providers were quick to recommend invasive treatment without quite enough scaffolding given the broader norms of elective surgery. It would have been easier to hear something like "for this condition it happens that there is a low-risk highly effective surgical option in contrast to the many other elective surgeries for which we advise lots of caution and waiting until the condition gets worse". I also had to push them to learn about the likely path of recovery. But they were very clear about the approach and its likely long-term effects.
    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